Thursday, 9 August 2012

9th August 1812: William Whitehead committed to York Castle for riotous assembly

On Sunday 9th August, William Whitehead, a clothier from Friezland, then part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, was committed to York Castle for riotously assembling in Lydgate on 20th April 1812. He was named by Betty Wrigley of Lydgate as heading a mob which enforced auto-reduction on the area on that date, in a deposition taken by Joseph Radcliffe the day before.

As reported in the Lancaster Gazette of 15th August 1812. Betty Wrigley's deposition is at HO 42/127.

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