Crime & Punishment

Gloucester Quarter Sessions convictions 1834 - 1854

Quarter Sessions Convictions 1834 – 1854 2016-10-25T14:26:36+00:00

Name & Date

Charge, verdict & sentence

Personal

George Trayhurn

1835 July 13th

Suspicion of feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 9th July one ewe sheep of the value of 20 shillings the property of Jonathan Micklestone.

Guilty – transported for life and removed 1st September 1835  Read more

Thornbury errand boy aged 17.  Height 5ft 4 inches with light brown hair, light grey eyes, mole on throat, and two between shoulders.   Can read and write.  Indifferent conduct.

Joseph Birt

1835 July 13th

Suspicion of feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 9th July one ewe sheep of the value of 20 shillings the property of Jonathan Micklestone.

Guilty – transported for life and removed 1st September 1835.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 16.  Height 5ft 2 1/4 inches with light brown hair, grey eyes round visage, fresh complexion, cut on forehand. lots of moles and scars.   Can read and write.  Indifferent conduct.

 William Birt

1842 January 16th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 14th January a box containing two shillings and six pence and other monies the property of Martha Eley.

Not guilty.  discharged 3rd March 1842.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 15.  Height 5ft. with light brown hair, round visage, grey eyes, fresh complexion, scars on left eye and left shin

William Bradfield

1849 August 31st

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 30th August 1849 four sheaves of wheat in the straw the property of William Collins the elder.

Guilty – sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour in the House of Correction Lawford Gate.  Released Oct 22nd 1849 by order of court.

Thornbury labourer aged 23. Height 5ft 4.75 inches dark brown hair, grey eyes, long visage and sallow complexion, no distinguishing marks.   Native of Thornbury married with children, has been working for farmer Teal of Thornbury all this summer.  Religion – ‘Church’.  Conduct – good.

William Simmons

1849 Oct 27th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 13th October 1849 a pair of harness and part of a set of cart harness and on the 17th a cart saddle the property of Thomas Pearce.

Guilty and sentenced to one calendar month hard labour in the House of correction Lawford Gate.  Released January 1850 by order of Court.

Thornbury labourer aged 36. Height 5ft 3.25 inches, dark brown hair, light grey eyes, oval visage, dark complexion with cut seam right side upper lip and mole on left side of arm.   Native of Thornbury, married with 5 children, made stacks for Mr workman a farmer before that with farmer Pearce of Thornbury.  Religion – ‘No place’.

George Jones

1850 March 22nd

Feloniously stealing at Coalpit Heath a quantity of coal the property of William Smith.

1850 March 25th – guilty – sentenced to 3 calendar months hard labour in House of Correction at Lawford Gate.  Released March 25th 1850.

Thornbury labourer aged 27.  Height 5ft 3 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, oval face, with mole lower right arm and freckled arms.   Native of Worcester, father dead, mother goes with washing in a barge with salt to Lydney.  Religion – ‘Church’.  Conduct – orderly.

George Bennett

1850 April 9th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 3rd April 250 lb weight of flour and two sack bags the property of George Cossham.

2nd July  1850 – guilty and sentenced to 6 calendar months hard labour in the Penitentiary.  Term expired 1st January 1851.

Thornbury labourer. Height 5ft 8.25 inches with brown hair, dark grey eyes, long visage and fresh complexion and a quantity of moles on chest right side and back, scar on left hip.   Native of Thornbury, a widower, worked last for Robert Screen at Kington near Thornbury  ¾ of a year.  Religion – ‘Meeting’.  Conduct – orderly.

Benjamin Nelmes

1850 May 19th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 17th May 1850 18 lb weight of beef the property of George Rice.

2nd July 1850 – guilty and sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour at the House of correction Lawfords Gate.  Discharged July 8th 1850 by order of court.  See more

Thornbury butcher aged 22.  Height 5ft 4.25 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes and oval face.  Roman nose and mole on each breast.   Single, has been working for Mr Rice of Thornbury for 9 years but for Cole for one week.  Religion – ‘Church’.  Conduct – orderly.

James Smith

1850 May 19th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 17th May 1850 18 lb weight of beef the property of George Rice.

2nd July 1850 – guilty and sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour at the House of correction Lawfords Gate.  Discharged July 8th 1850 by order of court.

Thornbury labourer aged 22.  Height 5ft 4.25 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes and oval visage, thin faced and spare person.  Native of Thornbury, single, worked last for farmer Spill of ?? Barkiss?? Lodge and also for farmer Lee.  Religion – Baptist meeting.  Conduct – orderly.

William Coventry

1850 May 19th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 17th May 1850 18 lb weight of beef the property of George Rice.

.2nd July 1850 – guilty and sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour at the House of correction Lawfords Gate.  Discharged July 8th 1850 by order of court.

Thornbury ostler aged 17.  Height 5ft 6.5 inches, light brown hair, grey eyes and oval visage with scar under right eye and moles back of neck and flesh mark above left hip.   Native of Thornbury, he has been working for his father who is a tailor and before that for grandfather.  Religion – ‘baptist’.  Conduct – orderly.

Hannah Bell

1850 May 19th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 17th May 1850 18 lb weight of beef the property of George Rice.

2nd July 1850 – not guilty and released on 5th July 1850 by order of the court.  Read more

Thornbury servant aged 19.  Height 5ft 2 inches, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, long visage and dark complexion with heavy eyebrows, cut on first left finger, round dark spot corner of right eye.   Native of Thornbury, has been living at the White Hart at Thomas Charles Jones ostler before that at Woolaston 6 months.  Religion ‘Church’.  Conduct – orderly.

Aaron Gough

1850 September 15th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on the 15th April 1850 three casks the property of Charles Jones.

Guilty – sentenced to be transported for 7 years.  14th December 1850 discharged or removed.  Sec. of State order to Bedford Gaol.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 18.  Height 5ft 2.5 inches, dark hair, grey eyes, oval face and fresh complexion with cut seam left side upper lip.   Native of Thornbury,  his father is a carrier, mother stops at home.  He has been working for Stephen Rice N. Tetbury.  Religion – Wesleyan.

William Simmons

1850 May 10th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 7th May 1850 a bucket the property of Rowland Workman.

Guilty and sentenced to two calendar months hard labour in Lawfords Gate.  Released 8th July 1850 by order of the court.

Tried September 1850 for stealing harness the property of Thomas Lawrence Pearce.  Sentenced to one month’s hard labour.

Thornbury labourer aged 36.  Height 5ft 3.25 inches, dark brown hair, light grey eyes, oval face and dark complexion with cut seam right side upper lip and mole on left side of arm.   Native of Thornbury, married with 5 children, worked last for Mr Tuckett of Alveston not many days before that in this parish.  Religion – Church.  Conduct – orderly

Joseph James

1851 March 21st

Feloniously stealing at Iron Acton half 100cwt of coal the property of Jonathan Blanch.

18th March 1851 – Guilty and sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour at Lawfords Gate.  Released 25th March 1851 by order of the court.

Thornbury labourer aged 41.  Height 5ft 2.5 inches, light brown hair, grey eyes, oval face & pale complexion with cut on right hand.

William Lippiatt

1852 March 25th

Feloniously stealing at Rockhampton 20lb weight of pig meat the property of John Collins.

Not a true Bill – discharged by proclamation 2nd April 1852 by order of court.

Thornbury labourer aged 33.  Height 5ft 7.5.inches, light sandy hair, grey eyes, long visage and fresh complexion with scar on small of back enlargement of 3rd left finger from injury.   Native of Thornbury, married with 7 (?) children has been working for Mr John Hatch (?) of Marlwood 12 months before that David ?.  Religion – Baptist.  Conduct – good.

William Lester

1852 March 25th

Feloniously stealing at Rockhampton 20lb weight of pig meat the property of John Collins.

Not a true Bill – discharged by proclamation 2nd April 1852 by order of court.

Thornbury labourer aged 26.  Height 5ft 3.5 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, oval face with scar right side of chin and has a speck in each eye.   Native of Thornbury, married with no family, has been working for Dr Fox for 6 weeks before that for Walter Bayliss of Thornbury Farm.  Religion – Baptist.  Conduct – good.

 

Hannah Lovell

1853 February 26th

Charged on the coroners Inquisition with killing and slaying Emma Smith.

2nd April 1853 guilty.  Sentenced to 2 years hard labour in the penitentiary.  Term expired 1st April 1855, released 31st March, the 1st being a Sunday.

Thornbury Union Pauper aged 42.  Height 4ft 10.5 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, oval face, tawny brown complexion with face deeply furrowed, most of teeth gone, mark left of nose, very large wart above right elbow.   Native of Bladdington  (sic) near London (sic) Wilt, was single for the last 5 years, has been on the Thornbury Union.  Religion ‘Church’.  Conduct – orderly

Sarah Abrahall

1854 August 5th

Feloniously stealing of Thornbury on 3rd August 1854 11lb weight of potatoes the property of Nicholas Grove.

Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 4 calendar months hard labour in the penitentiary.  Expired February 16th 1855.  Discharged Feb 16th term expired.  Read more

Thornbury laundress aged 55.  Height 5ft 4.75 inches, thin dark hair, dark eyes, long visage and brown complexion – upper part of teeth gone, moles on neck, scar across left eyebrow, mole centre of brow.   Native of Thornbury, married with 3 children, her husband is in this prison but he has worked for Joseph Collings a watchmaker.  Religion – Church.  Conduct – orderly.

James Abrahall

1854 August 5th

Feloniously receiving two baskets of potatoes the property of Nicholas Grove knowing the same to have been stolen.

Not guilty. Released 20th October 1854 by order of court.  Read more

Thornbury clock & watchmaker aged 65.  Height 5ft 4.5 inches, grey hair, blue eyes, long visage & fresh complexion with large cut on right side of forehead.  Native of Hereford, there married with 3 children, is a watchmaker for himself 20 years.  Religion – Church.  Once before convicted.  Conduct – orderly. Tried Trinity Session 1840 for obtaining a pen (?) by false pretences.

Luke Greenman

1854 October 18th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 14th October one basket, 2 oz of tea, one lb of sugar and other articles the property of James Longden.

17th October 1854 Not a true Bill. Discharged by proclamation.  Released 20th October 1854 by order of court.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 35, height 5ft 8 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, long visage and sallow complexion. Marks of a sore on left side, boil mark on back right ear and back of left thigh.   Native of Thornbury, married no family, has been working for Mr Cullimore of Alveston nearly 2 years.  Religion – Church.  Conduct – orderly.

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