Monday, 18 June 2012

18th June 1812: Six women committed to Lancaster Castle for rioting at Barton in April

On Thursday 18th June, the Manchester Magistrates committed 6 women for taking part in rioting at the mill of Messrs Gilbert, Marsdens & Co at Barton-upon-Irwell on 20th April 1812. Their names were: Mary Clair, Mary Barlow, Betty Birch, Sarah Parkinson, Mary Lunn & Elizabeth Benion.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 27th June 1812 and a letter from William Robert Hay to the Home Office of 18th June 1812, which can be found at HO 40/1/1.

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