Saturday, 28 January 2012

28th January 1812: William Barnes taken into custody for aiding and abetting Luddites

In the 1st February edition of the Nottingham Journal, it was reported that William Barnes, the stockinger in whose house frames had been destroyed on 26th January, had been taken into custody "on a strong suspicion of aiding and abetting in this outrage." The Bow Street Magistrate Robert Baker had indicated in his letter to the Home Office of 28th January that this had happened on the same date.

As reported in the Nottigham Journal of the 1st February 1812.

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