Catalogue description Prisoner name: Alexander Arthur. Prisoner age: 21 or 22. Prisoner occupation: Calico...

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Details of HO 17/12/67
Reference: HO 17/12/67

Prisoner name: Alexander Arthur.

Prisoner age: 21 or 22.

Prisoner occupation: Calico printer.

Court and date of trial: Glasgow High Court of Judiciary [Lanarkshire], 18 May 1829.

Crime: Theft by housebreaking into house of Andrew Scott, ironmonger, Calton, Glasgow.

Initial sentence: 14 years transportation.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): Four petitions from Ann Reid of 15 College Street, Glasgow, the prisoner's mother; the first undersigned by four people and also the governor and chaplain of Glasgow gaol, testifying to the prisoner's good conduct in prison; the second undersigned by Andrew Scott, the victim, and three others.

Grounds for clemency: This is the prisoner's first offence; he is easily led and was enticed into the crime by William Strang and William Comb, an old offender and expert lock picker; his mother is aged and infirm and needs his support.

Other papers: Two covering letters for first and second petitions from Ann Reid.

Additional Information: Convicted with William Strang who was sentenced to seven years transportation. William Comb, a smith, turned evidence for the prosecution.

Date: 1829 May - 1829 July
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: AR21 [Scot]
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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