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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:03 am 
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Preston Chronicle
Saturday October 29 1842

Michaelmas Quarter Sessions

The following are sentences passed upon the misdemeanants:-
RIOTERS.- Thomas Pedder, 23, John Grime, 18, Henry Bleasdale, 25, Robert Grime, 19, Thomas Norris, 18, at Preston: Pedder four months' imp., John Grime and Bleadale six months'', Robert Grime and Norris three months. James Bamber, 36, and William Welsh, 22, at Walton-le-Dale: Bamber six months, Welsh discharged, but to appear if called upon. Daniel Hurst, 23, James Boys, 39, and John Hurst, 21, at Burnley: Boys and J. Hurst six months', D. Hurst three months' imp. Robert Tattersall, 26, at Briercliffe-with-Extwistle: Six months' imp.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:03 pm 
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Preston Michaelmas Sessions

Saturday October 23 1841

Wilkinson Austin, 31, committed 18th august, charged with stealing, at Burnley, two knives, the property of James Read.-One month's imprisonment and hard labour.

Robert Duerden, 49, charged with stealing, at Burnley, one sack and twenty pounds weight of waste, the property of John Kippax. 3 months imp., hard labour.

Anne Hargreaves, 39, charged with stealing, at Burnley, one blanket and a quantity of weaving apparel, the property of Jane McConnochie. 3 months imp.

James Stevenson, 28, charged with running away and leaving his wife and four children chargeable to the township of Padiham.-six months' imp.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:37 pm 
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"Robert Duerden, 49, charged with stealing, at Burnley, one sack and twenty pounds weight of waste, the property of John Kippax. 3 months imp., hard labour."

Any ideas what waste could be---obviously of some value?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:13 am 
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October 24 1846

John Skepston, 27, (imp.,) a private in the 56th regiment of foot, pleaded not guilty to stealing, at Habergham Eaves, Burnley, on the 20th of September, one watch, two watch keys, and one fourpenny piece, the property of John Sturge, a fellow soldier. - Mr. Hulton called the prosecutor, who stated that the prisoner had been seen in the room out of which the watch was stolen several times on the day it was missed. - Thomas Greenwood, beershop-keeper, deposed to the prisoner coming to his house on the night in question, and taking a fourpenny bit off a watch chain, which he spent in liquour. He then offered him a watch for sale, which he refused to buy, but on the prisoner saying that if he could not sell it he could "shuv" it in the fire, he bought it for 10s. - John Robinson corroborated Greenwood's testimony. - The serjeant of the regiment also deposed to the prisoner's own absence from the barracks on the night he was spoken to as being at Greenwood's. - When approached, the prisoner stated to the police officer that he was mistaken in his man, and that he knew nothing whatever about the robbery. This was his defence at his trial. Verdict, "Guilty." Sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.

William Bramwell, 19, (imp.,) pleaded guilty to stealing at Burnley, on the 21st of September, one coat, one scarf, one cap, and one pair of boots, the property of Robert Richardson. He also pleaded guilty to stealing, on the 26th of September, one coat, one pair of gloves, and one handkerchief, the property of Henry Alfred, and another coat, the property of George Gadd. Sentenced to seven years' transportation.

Elizabeth Parker, 27, (n.,) pleaded guilty to obtaining, at Burnley, on the 18th of August, under false pretences, two shawls, the property of Robert Ferguson. She also pleaded guilty to obtaining, at the same place, on the 13th of October, thre epairs of boots, the property of Jane Metcalf; and she further pleaded guilty to obtaining, on the same day, two shawls, the property of John Lowther Ward. Sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:30 pm 
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They didn't hang about in those days did they? Wonder where they put them all. Were there lots of prisons?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:20 pm 
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I'm not sure but I wouldn't have thought they were too bothered about overcrowding.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:58 pm 
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No courts of Human Rights in those days eh!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Plenty of room in Australia for William Bramwell

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:19 am 
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Michaelmas Quarter Sessions

Saturday October 19 1839

John Stansfield, 39, (imp.) charged with stealing at Burnley, a pair of "trones," the property of Lawrence Higgin. A man of the name of Ormerod was also charged with the offence but he was not in custody. Mr. Ingham conducted the case. -Lawrence Higgin, the prosecutor, stated that the prisoners Stansfield and Ormerod came past his house, and he observed that they went into the stable where the "trones" were placed, and that soon after they went away, the article was missed. He next saw the "trones" at a pawnbrokers. -A youth, an apprentice at the pawnbrokers, proved the fact of the prisoner bringing the "trones" to be pawned, and on their being produced they were sworn to by the prosecutor. -The prisoner in his defence, said the "trones" were given to him by Abraham Ormerod, with a request that he should pawn them in the name of Lawrence Williamson, which he did. -The Chairman then summed up the evidence and the jury immediately found a verdict of guilty. The prisoner was sentenced to be imprisoned for six months in Lancaster Castle.

Robert Newton, 16, pleaded guilty to stealing, on the 22nd of September, at Burnley, seventy pounds weight of iron, the property of the Rev. Wm. Thursby and others. -Mr. Hulton having briefly stated the facts, on the part of the prosecution, the court sentenced the prisoner to be imprisoned to hard labour for one month, and during that time to be severely whipped.

Richard Higgins, 22, pleaded guilty to stealing, on the 30th September, at Great Marsden, two fowls, the property of Geoffrey Burrows, and one fowl, the property of Isabella Whittaker. The prisoner was ordered to be imprisoned for one month, and to be severely whipped.

William Harris, 19, was convicted of stealing, at Habergham Eaves, on the 1st of October, four pairs of woollen stockings, the property of James Simpson. The prisoner was sentenced to one month's solitary confinement, and during that time to be severely whipped.

William Foulds, 18, was indicted, charged with stealing at Colne, on the 11th of October, a quantity of packing sheets, the property of Thomas Harwick. Mr. J. Addison, for the prosecution, stated that the articles in question had been stolen from a cart in Colne, and had been offered for sale the following day, by the prisoner. Having called evidence to prove these facts, the prisoner simply said, in his defence, that he had neither stolen nor sold the stolen articles. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and it was then stated that he had previously been imprisoned in Lancaster Castle, for six months. He was sentenced to be transported beyond the seas for seven years.

Smith Smith, 28?, (n.) charged with stealing at Burnley, three steel punches, and a quantity of iron, the property of Mr. Thos. Grimshaw. Mr. Peel had the care of the prosecution. The prisoner was sentenced to be imprisoned to hard labour for six months in Lancaster Castle.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:11 pm 

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wondering where they put everyone who committed crimes, you would not believe what they were ung for. Try a website I found CAPITAL PUNISHMENT UK, you can search back over 300 hundred years of crimes and punishments, also the hitory of prisons. It is so interesting


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:06 pm 
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What an interesting site, well done for finding that one.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:47 pm 
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Found my relation on there. Glad it doesn't go into too much detail on individual cases. I know it's info that is already in the public domain but many of these people do have living relations who have been seriously affected by events in history. (Not me personally but I know mums cousin was)

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