Wednesday, 1 April 2015

1st April 1815: Gosbeck machine-breakers sentenced at Suffolk Assizes

Suffolk Lent Assizes ended on Saturday 1st April 1815, and the nine men arrested for breaking threshing machines at Gosbeck on 21st February had stood trial on charges of riot and misdemeanour. They were all convicted and sentenced to one month's imprisonment.

Their names were J. Peck,  J. Bass, J. Hurdwicke, J. Last, E. Fuller, W. Ellis, S. Osborn, J. Miller & J. Fenn.

This was reported in the Cambridge Chronicle & Journal of 7th April 1815.

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