Hertford Assize

From the Cambridge Chronicle & Journal

 24 July 1818

Newspapers

Hertford

Hatfield

 

James Letting

 

 

Charles Archer  

Joseph Sa(u)nders  

Henry Wild

 

William Anderson

 

John Williams

 

   

Source: British Newspaper Archive


Transported beyond the Sea is based on Court records and includes the following:

 

W. Anderson: No entry - so presumably never considered for transportation

Joseph Saunders: Aged 30: He was sentenced to death for stealing a wether sheep worth 2 10s from Henry Crabb, and stealing a linen sail cloth worth 10 shilling from Henry Hodgson (possibly at Hitchin). The sentence was commuted to 14 years transportation and  he travelled on the Baring, which sailed on 27/1/1819 under Captain John Lamb.

Charles Archer:  No entry - so presumably never considered for transportation

Jas. Letting: Aged 20. He was sentences to death for stealing a bay gelding  worth 30, the property of Charles Kingsley (possibly of Pirton) but this was commuted to transportation for life. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land in the Hibernia leaving on 20/11.1818 under Captain John Lennon, and arriving 11/5.1819.

John Williams: Aged 31. He was sentenced to death for an assault on Sophia Bassil on the Kings Highway between St Albans and Hatfield, and stealing one shilling, but this was commuted to 7 years transportation but he was never sent to Australia.

     
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