Catalogue description 2 collective petitions (13 people, William Tilley and Sarah Tilley, the prisoner's...

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Details of HO 17/39/191
Reference: HO 17/39/191

2 collective petitions (13 people, William Tilley and Sarah Tilley, the prisoner's parents, former employers and clergy; and 12 people, the prisoner's parents and the prosecutor, trades/professions given) on behalf of William Tilley/William Tilly convicted at the Northampton Lent Assizes in 1827, for stealing money, value £17 property of Barney O'Neill, uncle of the prisoner's wife. There are letters from Sir R B de Capell Brooke [x2]. Grounds for clemency: youth (17 years) the prisoner is of previous good character, his first offence, has a wife and child to support who are now reliant on parish relief, the prosecutor does not wish any further punishment of the prisoner, committed the prisoner in a 'fit of passion', the magistrate has said that the matter should have been explained before the prisoner was committed, the prisoner will be corrupted by other convicts and the money stolen was a dowry that has been promised to him but then withheld. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. Annotated: 'Nil May 7', 'Char [Character] unknown - Removed to the hulks at Portsmouth', 'nil' and 'let him remain in England if he behaves well'. Fm41

Date: [1827]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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