Friday, 28 September 2012

28th September 1812: Two 'Luddite' burglars committed to York Castle

On Monday 28th September 1812, two men - John Smith & David Moorhouse, both of Kirkburton  were committed to York Castle by Joseph Radcliffe on charges of "burglary under the colour of Luddism" for the robbery of William Savage at Kirkburton on 11th June 1812.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 3rd & 10th October 1812. The robbery of Savage had previously been reported as having taken place on 13th June 1812.

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