Catalogue description Prisoner name(s): Charles Tennant . Prisoner occupation: Employed in Saint George's...

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Details of HO 17/26/39
Reference: HO 17/26/39

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.

Date: 1828 Apr
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Cn 39
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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