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Crown Calendar, Lent Assizes, 1820, Holden at the Castle of Lincoln. William Thompson Corbett, Esq. Sheriff
Drury and Son, Lincoln 1820 - Broadside measuring 365 x 180 mm., a little foxed, good condition. Sobering insights into the plight of the poor. Ephemeral broadsheet calendar of prisoners, including a considerable listing of men and women sentenced for transportation, from the Lent Assizes. Dated 1820, the sheet dates from the late Macquarie era, and is a scarce survival of a legal system increasingly reliant upon Australia. Here some 22 souls are listed for transportation, for various crimes including violent assault, housebreaking, larceny, and the like. This historical document gives keen insight into the desperation arising from acute poverty; we learn for example, of the fate of Fanny Glendall, aged 21, found guilty of the wilful murder of her baby and concealing the crime.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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