Good One Lynne :)
On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 8:34 PM Lynne <lklein(a)mindspring.com> wrote:
Transcriptions from the Carlisle Journal have been posted to the
UK-Newspaper-Extracts mailing list by Petra Mitchinson for some time. The
posts make for some fascinating reading. Not only did the Journal publish
news of Carlisle and areas nearby, it also published some Lancashire BMDs,
trial information from the Lancaster Assizes, and other newsworthy items
having to do with Lancashire. An example from a recent post:
"At Lancaster Assizes, which commenced on Saturday se'nnight, the
following prisoners have taken their trials:
"Samuel HOGG, for returning from transportation before the expiration of
his time, and John BIRKETT, who was found guilty at the last Assizes, of
forgery, but judgment respited, received sentence of death.—The latter
received hopes from the Judge, that his life may be saved.
"James MARSHALL, for having forged notes in his possession—Fourteen years
"Sarah WORRALL, for stealing apparel, at Salford, and Betty KENWORTHY, for
stealing a bill, at Manchester—Seven years transportation.
"William JONES, for stealing cotton goods, and Margaret ROWBOTTOM, for
stealing a 20l. bill, at Manchester—Each fined 1s. and imprisoned two years
in Preston House of Correction.
"Samuel ASPINALL, for killing Samuel PLIMMER, of Manchester—Fined 1s. and
one month's imprisonment.
"Henry HORNER, for the murder of Alice CROPPER, was found to be insane,
"Mary JACKSON, for the murder of Ann SMITH, at Manchester—Acquitted, but
remanded for trial at the next Assizes, a true bill being found against her
for burglary at Manchester.
"William SMITH and Mary BOSSON, for murder; James VARLEY, for
manslaughter; John SMITH, (admitted King's evidence) and James IRWIN,for
forgery; Margaret FULLHAM and Martha ECKERSLEY, for felony; John NOWELL,
for stabbing Joseph HEAP; William BRINDLE, for burglary; and Patrick
CONNOR, for cutting Thomas FRANCEYS with a trowel — were all acquitted.
"No bills were found against W. SMITH, for murder, and Thomas BORTLEY, for
"The above Samuel HOGG was convicted of grand larceny, in 1804, and
ordered to be transported for seven years. He was removed to the Hulks, at
Portsmouth, in June following, and escaped from thence soon after.—Not long
after which, he was apprehended at Manchester,
for another felony, where he was tried, and again sentenced to seven years
"The trial of Mary JACKSON, for murder, lasted the whole of Thursday. The
evidence being wholly circumstantial, and she persisting in her innocence,
saying, that one James CHEETHAM gave her the different things which were
traced into her possession, and which had been taken out of a chest, in the
cellar where the deceased was found murdered, the Jury acquitted her of
"A poor man, of the name of SCOLES, from Newchurch, in Rossendale,
recovered 200l. damages against two sheriff's officers and others,for
distraining unlawfully. The plaintiff, with his wife and children, had been
used most cruelly."
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