Catalogue description Prisoner name: Joseph Eden . Court and date of trial: Committed 10 June 1839 to St...

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Details of HO 17/91/147
Reference: HO 17/91/147

Prisoner name: Joseph Eden.

Court and date of trial: Committed 10 June 1839 to St Augustine's Gaol [Kent].

Crime: A breach of the peace.

Initial sentence: 12 months imprisonment.

Annotated (Outcome): Remission prepared 12 August 1839.

Petitioner(s): J Stamp, Superintendent of the Sheerness, Faversham and Canterbury Circuits. 80 inhabitants of Faversham.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): The prisoner is a recognized Methodist preacher and was singing the praises of God in a market place; he had been sent to mission the county of Kent.

Other papers: Statement by J Crittenden and Edward Crow, Justices of the Peace, ordering the prisoner to be sent to the House of Correction. Letter from J Crittenden (Mayor of Faversham). Copy of a handbill, announcing a meeting by the Methodists to discuss the case. Letter from R Whitford of the London Christian Patriot Society, addressed to the Mayor of Faversham. Report on the case by J Crittenden and Edward Crow. Report by John Orpin, Superintendent of Police at Faversham. Letter from Giles Hilton. Letter from J Crittenden asking for assurances that the prisoner's conduct will not be repeated.

Date: 1839 June 15 - 1839 Aug 4
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Qz 40
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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