Wednesday, 4 July 2012

4th July 1812: More committals to York Castle for arson and food rioting

On Saturday 4th July 1812, the Leeds Mercury reported recent committals to York Castle.

Robert Grimshaw, a labourer lately of Clapham, was charged with having feloniously entered and maliciously and feloniously set fire to the cotton mill of John and Arthur Armistead at Clapham on 20th May 1812.

Mary Ellis was charged with being involved in the food riot at Horbury on 17th June 1812.

Both would take their trials at the forthcoming York Summer Assizes.

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