Saturday, 28 May 2016

28th May 1816: Henry Hobhouse sends details of a wanted man to the Home Office

May 28. 1816.

Dear Sir,

This will be delivered to you by a Constable, who has a Warrant against Aaron Layton for a capital Felony. Enclosed is a Letter from the Prisoner Felon, who is likely, if in London to be at No. 11 St. Mary Street Brook Street New Road—and if at Bath, at the House of his Uncle—Cheesewright, who is a Waiter at the White Hart and lives at No. 51 Walcot Street Bath. The Constable is well acquainted with Layton's Person, and has seen Sir H. Dudley sign the Warrant. The Prisoner Felon is a Bricklayer, 5 feet 7 inches high, 20 years of age, dark Hair, Hazel Eyes, much freckled & pock-fretten, remarkably wide mouth, wears a fustian Jacket & Breeches, blue Stockings, & high-low Shoes.

You will be pleased to give the necessary Directions for the Constable’s being assisted in apprehending the Felon.

I am Sir
Your obedient
humble Servant
H. Hobhouse

[To] J Beckett Esqr

This letter can be found at HO 42/150.

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