Thursday, 14 February 2013

14th February 1813: Attack on plantations belonging to a relative of William Horsfall and another man

At some point during the evening of Sunday 14th February 1813, persons unknown attacked two young plantations of trees in the Huddersfield area. One belonged to a man called Mr Hague, another to a Mr Horsfall (possibly John Horsfall, William's brother). At Hague's plantation, upwards of 500 trees were broken, with a smaller number at Horsfall's.

The date for these incidents is provided in a letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Lang at Huddersfield to General Acland of 25th February 1813, which can be found at HO 40/2/3.

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