Prisoner name(s): Charles Tennant.
Prisoner occupation: Employed in Saint George's workhouse in Little Chelsea, [London].
Court and date of trial: Old Bailey April Sessions in 1828.
Crime: Housebreaking. The prisoner burgled John Houisin (prosecutor) of Brompton, Middlesex.
Initial sentence: Death.
Annotated (Outcome): Considered at Report in Council 7 May 1828.
Petitioner(s): Charles Tennant (prisoner)and undersigned by John Rawlins of 23 Noel Street, [London];
Sarah Tennant (prisoner's mother).
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): The petitioner is a poor widow and the prisoner is her only child; the petitioner would have brought evidence to the trial to prove that the prisoner is deficient in his intellects; the prisoner is sincerely penitent and truly sensible of the enormity of his offence; he promises to reform his character if released.
Additional Information: In Newgate Gaol.