Crown Calendar, Lent Assizes, 1820, Holden at the Castle of Lincoln… William Thompson Corbett, Esq. Sheriff. TRANSPORTATION, LINCOLNSHIRE ASSIZES.

Crown Calendar, Lent Assizes, 1820, Holden at the Castle of Lincoln… William Thompson Corbett, Esq. Sheriff.

Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1820.

Broadside measuring 365 x 180 mm., a little foxed, good condition.

Sobering insights into the plight of the poor

Ephemeral broadsheet calendar of prisoners, including a considerable listing of men and women sentenced for transportation, from the Lent Assizes. Dated 1820, the sheet dates from the late Macquarie era, and is a scarce survival of a legal system increasingly reliant upon transportation as a punishment. Here some 22 souls are listed for transportation, for various crimes including violent assault, housebreaking, larceny, and the like. At this particular session two men and one woman were sentenced to transportation, while the sheet also lists a further 17 convicts held under sentence of transportation, including one unlucky fellow who had been convicted as early as 1815.

Ephemeral broadsheet calendar of prisoners, including a considerable listing of men and women sentenced for transportation, from the Lent Assizes. Dated 1820, the sheet dates from the late Macquarie era, and is a scarce survival of a legal system increasingly reliant upon transportation as a punishment. Here some 22 souls are listed for transportation, for various crimes including violent assault, housebreaking, larceny, and the like. At this particular session two men and one woman were sentenced to transportation, while the sheet also lists a further 17 convicts held under sentence of transportation, including one unlucky fellow who had been convicted as early as 1815.

Names mentioned include: William Wing, Thomas Bexon, Phillip M'Cap, William Watson, James Power, William Smith, the younger, Ann Walton, James Lee, Thomas Farrow, William Thompson, William Fox, John Tether, John Clarke, Robert Oliver, William Weatherall, Fanny Gleadall, William Chambers, John Gilbert, Edward Croft, John Cammack, William Bushey, William Nubert, William Squires, Edward Barret, John Freer, Valentine Birch, William Young, Richard Wright, William COllins Smith, Thomas Ayscough, Thomas Young, Thomas Taylor, Thomas Woodhouse, John Grummit, Joshua Johnson, Jane Brown, Joseph Higgins, Anthony Radley, John Moody, John Lill, John Fisher, Ann Graham, Thomas Holmes, John Parker, James Dickinson, John Stevens, Francis Chambers, James Wallen, Charlotte Bennett, George Hindson.

Price (AUD): $1,050.00

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