Catalogue description Prisoner name: John Rainford . Prisoner occupation: Butcher in Chadderton Manchester. ...

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Details of HO 17/77/93
Reference: HO 17/77/93

Prisoner name: John Rainford.

Prisoner occupation: Butcher in Chadderton Manchester.

Court and date of trial: York Summer Assizes 1828.

Crime: Robbery.

Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation of life.

Gaoler's report: Bad character.

Annotated (Outcome): 'The ship in which the prisoner embarked for Van Diemen's Land has sailed.'

Petitioner(s): 15 inhabitants of Chadderton, Manchester [Lancashire] endorsed with two certificates as to character by William Jenkins, HM Officer of Excise and William Spurr.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Kind husband and father to three children; went to Leeds to see wrestling match and got involved with bad characters; prosecutor had his pocket picked; no opportunity to call witnesses.

Other papers: Letter from William Garnett forwarding petition.

Additional Information: On board the Georgiana.

Date: 1828 Nov
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: On 41
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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