The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Lammas Assizes… the Twenty-Seventh of July, 1811…. TRANSPORTATION, LINCOLNSHIRE ASSIZES.

The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Lammas Assizes… the Twenty-Seventh of July, 1811…

Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1811.

Printed bill, 365 x 230 mm., on very thin paper.

For the Term of her natural life

A rare and early Macquarie-era bill for the City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lammas Assizes held on 27 July 1811 before Sir Nash Grose and Sir Alexander Thomson. A remarkable eight prisoners are listed as under sentence of transportation, two for the terms of their natural lives.

A rare and early Macquarie-era bill for the City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lammas Assizes held on 27 July 1811 before Sir Nash Grose and Sir Alexander Thomson. A remarkable eight prisoners are listed as under sentence of transportation, two for the terms of their natural lives.

The two major sentences for transportation were handed down against Elizabeth Barton for forging a promissory note, and Edward Robinson for burglary. Barton may have married as there does not seem to be a woman of her name listed among the convict records of that date, but Robinson was certainly sent out as one of those listed on the combined manifest for the Indefatigable and Minstrel.

Of the six transported for the minimum seven years, five were convicted of felony (Robert Shearing, Susanna Rogers, Clipsham Allen, Jane Hurst and Sarah Ellis), and the last, Robert Milner, for horse stealing. The fate of Shearing is a mystery, as is that of the unusually named Clipsham Allen. Robert Milner may be the man of that name transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends but said to have been convicted at York, but the fate of the three women is clearly recorded, with Susannah (with an "h") Rogers, Hurst and Ellis joining Robinson.

Condition Report: Stained and creased; chipping at the edges; very good.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

US$848.05   Other currencies

Ref: #4107433

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