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.
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.

Price (AUD): $1,050.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107431