Prisoner name: John Rainford.
Prisoner occupation: Butcher in Chadderton Manchester.
Court and date of trial: York Summer Assizes 1828.
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.