Sunday, 24 June 2012

24th June 1812: James Oldroyd committed to York Castle for being involved in the attack on Rawfolds Mill

On Wednesday 24th June 1812, James Oldroyd was committed to York Castle, charged with being involved in the attack on Rawfolds Mill in April.

He was alleged to have been overheard boasting of his involvement 3 days before at the Black Bull in Mirfield. After the three men who heard him had failed to find a Constable that night, they wasted no time in reporting him to the authorities. A troop of Queen's Bays were sent from Huddersfield to arrest him on the evening of 23rd June, and he was examined by Joseph Radcliffe the following morning, who decided to commit him to York Castle the same day.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 27th June 1812.

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