Wednesday, 9 May 2012

9th May 1812: More prisoners committed to Lancaster & Chester Castles

The Lancaster Gazette of 9th May 1812 gave a list of prisoners recent committed to both Lancaster and Chester Castles for their alleged part in the disturbances in the respective counties:

Rioters committed and sent off to Lancaster by the magistrates of Manchester.—John Howard, Nathanial Hilton, Richard Sothern, John Atkinson, John Lee, Thomas Hoyle, Henry Ashton, Phoebe Smith, Hannah Smith, John Oakes, Samuel Crossley, and Thomas Brookes; the three last from Worsley.

John Bird has been committed, but not yet sent off.

Jos. Thompson has been committed to Chester, charged with being concerned in the tumults at Mr. Goodair’s house, at Stockport.

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