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« on: Monday 11 January 21 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

I have tried to work out what the crime is for Francis Pratt and can't.  There are some very odd things that my brain is seeing (e.g. hand laughter) but maybe they are what I read them as. Francis' crime is circled in green and then there's the Gaoler's report findings (sent to VD land .  Thanks very much
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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 January 21 12:01 GMT (UK) »
The crime is housebreaking  :)
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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 January 21 12:14 GMT (UK) »
Oh my, haha, that's so simple and yet I couldn't see it.  All I could see was the capital 'K' (king) thank you so much!


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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 January 21 12:29 GMT (UK) »
For info there is a report about his trial in the Leicester Herald 24 March 1838 - he and his accomplice stole 3 silver spoons, pair of sugar bowls, a punch ladle , 1 bottle brandy, 20 shillings in silver and other articles - guilty 10 years transportation (to Tasmania).

There are also pieces in the Leicester Chronicle 24 March 1838 and Nottingham Review 24 March 1838. The most comprehensive  article of all is in the Leicestershire Mercury 24 March 1838 as it quotes witnesses etc in some detail.

William
Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 January 21 13:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much, this is amazing!
Do you know if it mentions a middle name for him at all?  I will check the article from my computer later as it will be easier to read. 

I am unsure if this is the same Francis married to Elizabeth Maxfield.  If so, his middle name is William.
I really appreciate your reply!
(PS, is there a specific way of searching past LM articles or do I just google?)

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 January 21 13:16 GMT (UK) »
and then there's the Gaoler's report findings (sent to VD land .

Sent to v[an] D[iemenís] land (i.e. Tasmania)

 
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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 January 21 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Tasmanian convict records for him here
https://stors.tas.gov.au/NI/1426833

Says he is married with 3 children, wife Elizabeth at Leicester

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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 January 21 13:27 GMT (UK) »
There are some very odd things that my brain is seeing (e.g. hand laughter)

That one is manslaughter.

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Re: Criminal registry
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 January 21 14:27 GMT (UK) »
Re the Leicestershire Mercury article, and the others mentioned, you need to access them via The British Newspaper Archive, which is also available on FindMyPast. I believe that when you register for the British Newspaper Archive you are given 3 free articles. If you do a free search for Francis Pratt in March 1838 in Leicestershire you should be able to find the articles identified.

William
Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)