Catalogue description Prisoner name: William Dungeworth alias William Dungworth. Prisoner age: 33. Prisoner...

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Details of HO 17/54/197
Reference: HO 17/54/197

Prisoner name: William Dungeworth alias William Dungworth.

Prisoner age: 33.

Prisoner occupation: [Farmer], of Braithwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, later servant to the Reverend William Bedford, of Campbell Town, Van Diemen's Land.

Court and date of trial: York Summer Assizes Aug 1832.

Crime: Horse-stealing; from John Thompson of Braithwell, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Initial sentence: Transportation for life.

Gaoler's report: Character good.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): John Thompson, the prosecutor, undersigned by the minister and two parish officers of Braithwell with 40 other inhabitants. Second application by the above with 65 other inhabitants. 11 jurymen from the convict's trial.

Grounds for clemency: First offence; previous good character and from a respectable family; has a wife and five children; he was destitute at the time, having lost his business; recommended to mercy by the jury at his trial; the trial judge expressed his regret that he could not pass a lesser sentence; good behaviour in Van Diemen's Land.

Other papers: Letter from J N Hawke, the convict's attorney, transmitting a petition to the Home Department. Letter from Lord Scarborough transmitting the 1838 petition to the Home Department.

Additional Information: He was held on board convict hulk Retribution.

Date: 1832 Sept 1 - 1838 Nov 28
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: IR 31
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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