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