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.
Essex Standard, Saturday, 19 November, 1831 [British Newspaper Archive]
Essex Standard, Saturday, 3 December 1831 [British Newspaper Archive]
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