Catalogue description Report of G. L. Newnham on 1 collective petition (66 people from Nottingham described as...
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Report of G. L. Newnham on 1 collective petition (66 people from Nottingham described as 'loyal to the constitution') on behalf of Nathaniel Crisp, butcher, convicted at 'the last assizes' at Nottingham on 4 March 1795, for riotous assembly in Nottingham, and assault on John Burton, (The prisoner was also indicted for assault on Joseph Burton but this indictment was not proceeded with), on 2 July 1794. Evidences supplied by Joseph Burton, stocking frame worker; Henry Green, Abraham Sansom, Town Sheriff; Charles Barnes, William Miller, William Whittle and Ann Corbet. The petition gives some account of a fight between Jacobins and Loyalists in the town in 1794. There is a covering letter to the petition from Robert Smith mentioning the High Sheriff of Nottingham. Grounds for clemency: the magistrates would not take action against the Jacobins, his wife is pregnant, his business will suffer and he will not be able to support his family. Initial sentence: 6 months in prison and 1/- fine. Recommendation: speaks against mercy in the interests of 'even handed justice'. Folios 84-91.
|Date:||1795 May 7|
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Closure status:||Open Document, Open Description|
|Access conditions:||Open on Transfer|
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