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The Crown Sentences for the Lincolnshire Lent Assizes. Holden at the Castle of Lincoln, in and for the County of Lincoln, on Saturday March 9th, 1839, before Lord Denman, and the Hon. Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, Knight. G.F. Heneage, Esq. Sheriff
Lincoln: S. Thorpe, printer, 1839. Small broadside measuring 373 x 115 mm., very good condition. Sixteen sentenced to transportation. Scarce ephemeral broadside printing results of the Lincolnshire assizes from the session of 9 March 1839, listing the crimes and sentences (including transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land) of some 21 souls.The late 1830s was a period of great social instability fuelled by industrialisation, economic change and the growth of large urban centres. Transportation peaked during this period, to the point that the economy and infrastructure of Van Diemen's Land was almost pushed to collapse by the large convict influx.Of the 21 men and women here listed, 16 were transported for various terms from seven years to life. A further four were acquitted altogether. The broadside reveals two life sentences - one Isaac Dickinson, a resident of Lincoln aged 22 years, was sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery of a farmer for a sum exceeding £60; likewise John Baker, 23 years of age and living in Partney, for housebreaking.
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