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The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Lent Assizes, Holden at the Castle of Lincoln, in and for the County of Lincoln, on Saturday the Eighth Day of March, 1828, before the Right Honourable Sir William Alexander, Knight.Charles Winn, Esq. Sheriff
J. W. Drury, Lincoln 1828 - Broadside measuring 370 x 240 mm., some foxing, small professional paper repair to lower blank margin (text unaffected) very good condition. A grim day at the courts. Calendar for the Lincoln assizes listing the names, age, origin and alleged crimes of some 37 men and women due to face trial.Although the sentences are not recorded, as this calendar was prepared in anticipation of the assizes in session for the 8 March 1828, many of those listed would have been transported to New South Wales or met their end at the gallows.The calendar makes sobering reading - in addition to the usual charges of larceny, deceit and housebreaking, it lists an unusually high proportion of violent crimes including robbery with assault and highway robbery, as well as 'carnal knowledge by force' (including one such grievous felony against a minor). We also learn of a most unusual case, that of one David Kemp, a farmers servant aged 24 years, here charged with having 'committed beastiality (sic) with a mare'.
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