Friday, 13 January 2012

13th January 1812: 'Luddite fundraisers' discharged at Nottingham Quarter Sessions

On Monday 13th January, the Epiphany Quarter Sessions commenced in Nottingham. Several prisoners that had been committed for collecting money to support Luddism the previous December were brought to trial, these being Job Hezledine, Job Farnworth, John Hickling, George Taylor, Thomas Langley, William Padley, John Leivers, Michael Leivers, Joseph Needham, and Henry Leverton.

However, there being no indictment ('no bill') from the grand jury, they were discharged with, according to the Nottingham Review "appropriate admonition from the Bench".

As reported in the Nottingham Review of 17th January 1812.

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