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George Matthews 1794
« on: Friday 05 October 18 08:39 BST (UK) »
I came across this trial of George Matthews a young man wrongly convicted in England on the evidence of his employer a Colonel Whaley who set him up for theft of money and jewellery in 1818.
George got a death sentence and spent a year in Newgate prison before eventually being pardoned by the Prince Regent.

George's father died 1806 and in 1807 George then aged  13 was advised by his sister in England to come over and get a job in servitude.

George said he was born in Bannanulty ? Co Longford

It's a good read

you may have to scroll up the page to get to start of story.
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mtc/