Transportation for Felony 1831

Essex Standard, Saturday, 19 November, 1831 and Saturday, 3 December 1831

Added by Pat Marsden

A reminder of the harsh punishments meted out in the early nineteenth century for relatively minor offences; the stealing of two fowls, a calico shirt and a sack from Elizabeth Eaton, wife of Robert Eaton, a weaver in Wivenhoe. James Bareham who had two former convictions was sentenced to 14 years transportation and Benjamin Johnson to 2 months imprisonment since it was his first offence.

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