Wednesday, 25 April 2012

25th April 1812: Bolton Magistrates give list of those arrested for Westhoughton Riot to Home Office

Bolton 25th. April 1812.

Sir,

We have this day Committed to his Majestys Gaol the Castle of Lancaster Thomas Kerfoot James Smith. John Charlson – Mary Molyneux and Lydia Molyneux charged with wilfully and maliciously & unlawfully setting Fire to and burning the Weaving Mill, Warehouses and Loop Shop of Messrs Rowe and Duncough at Westhoughton with intent to injure the said Messrs Rowe & Duncough in the Riot of yesterday. The offence with which they are charged comes under the statute of 43d. Geo: 3d. Cap: 58—

We have the honor to be, Sir,

Your mt. Obt hble Servts

Ra: Fletcher
Wm. Hulton
Wm. Hampson

This letter can be found at HO 40/1/1.

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