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Offline rodhill

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John PLUMMER convict
« on: Thursday 07 September 17 10:01 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any information on a John PLUMMER born abt 1802 Norwich who was tried 12 Sept 1821 Norfolk he was sentenced to death for stealing from a house. Are there court transcripts for this period ,and are there newspaper reports on the trial??
Any information would be most appreciated.
Rod
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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 September 17 10:30 BST (UK) »
There's a short report  in several newspapers 19-21 September 1821 of the capital conviction at Yarmouth Sessions of J Plummer, 17 years old for stealing from his employer (J Proctor, a bombasine weaver) .   The Recorder was in tears when passing the sentence.

If you are searching for it on FindMyPast or BNA, searching for bombasine brings up more results  than Plummer.
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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 September 17 11:20 BST (UK) »
Much appreciated Shaun
Rod

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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 September 17 22:49 BST (UK) »
What a sad story.
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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 September 17 22:58 BST (UK) »
I found this at the National Archive...
Reference: HO 17/39/4

2 collective petitions (20 people, including the prisoner's wife Sarah Plummer; and 8 people, including the prisoner, mayor, recorder and magistrates, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) on behalf of John Plummer convicted at 'the Borough of Great Yarmouth' on 13 September 1821 of stealing in a dwelling house. There are a covering letters from Sarah Plummer and I G Fisher, mayor of Yarmouth, and an unsigned note stating that the prisoner's sentence is to be commuted to 14 years transportation. Grounds for clemency: youth (17 years), of previous good character; in employment for the last 4 years, provides money to help feed and educate his siblings and the prisoner was led astray by others, the mother petitions for the sentence to be reduced to 7 years transportation and that he may not be sent out of the country. Initial sentence: death, commuted to 14 years transportation. Annotated: 'Nil'. Fh4.

It says it is available to download at findmypast.
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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 September 17 23:05 BST (UK) »
Rowse in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Rowse in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: John PLUMMER convict
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 September 17 05:05 BST (UK) »
Many thanks  mowsehowse
much appreciated
Rod