The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Assizes… the 6th of March, 1819…. TRANSPORTATION, LINCOLNSHIRE ASSIZES.

The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Assizes… the 6th of March, 1819…

Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1819.

Printed bill, 435 x 170 mm., on very thin paper, remnant of binder's stub on left margin; very good.

Sentenced to 14 years for forgery

A rare and very fragile bill for City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lent Assizes held on 6 March 1819 before Sir Robert Dallas and Sir James Burrough. Five of the convicts were sentence to transportation, two for the very serious crime of forgery.

A rare and very fragile bill for City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lent Assizes held on 6 March 1819 before Sir Robert Dallas and Sir James Burrough. Five of the convicts were sentence to transportation, two for the very serious crime of forgery.

The bill reports 30 sentences, including the five convicts sentenced to transportation, many of whom for what now seem very modest crimes. Given seven years were: William Houghton, 29, labourer, for stealing a leg of mutton; James Robinson (alias James Platt), 26, for burgling the house of Robert Wright of Nocton; and William Holland, 29, labourer, who killed a ewe and stole the hindquarters, the property of Thomas Doncaster. The full 14 years were given to two forgers, John Lake (29) and Thomas Wade (21). John Lake and Thomas Wade were both certainly sent out on the Malabar in mid-1819.

An interesting addition at the foot of the bill relates to the case of William Raines (alias William Clarke, William Rhodes), 24, sentenced to death for 'being at large before the time for which he had been transported.'

Condition Report: Foxed and creased.

Price (AUD): $1,200.00

US$925.15   Other currencies

Ref: #4107435

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