Saturday, 18 June 2016

18th June 1816: The prosecution solicitor, William Bolland, writes a hasty letter from Ely Special Commission

Thomas South}  Robbery
William Dann}  Robbery
Robert Crabb.} Robbery
Aaron Chevell }
Richard Jessop}
Joseph Easey}
Mark Benton}
2d: [Indictment] Thomas South} Stealing to the value of 40 [shillings] in the dwellingH

Dear Beckett.

I have only a moment to say that the above Prisoners  are capitally convicted. You will be able by referring to the Calendar I sent to know their offences more particularly We have now just begun Vachell’s robbery. Hobhouse will put into the Cover Mr: [Justice] Abbott’s Charge

In haste
Very truly
W. Bolland

Ely—4 O'clock—
June 18. 1816.

This letter can be found at HO 42/151.

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