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    Default Prison sentences in 1825, England

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    The following sentences have been passed: Tranported Seven Years - James Bowker, 15, for stealing one pound weight of butter (Michael Higgins, 15, for the same offence, 12 months). Thomas Crabtree, 16, for stealing two silk handkerchiefs. Frederick Wilson, 23, for stealing wearing apparel. James Bargatty, 29, for stealing 100 pounds of peach-wood.
    Imprisoned Two Years - John M'Conville, 15, for stealing two yards of cloth etc (Thos. Johnson, 17, for the same offence, three months ), Thomas Heald, 77, for stealing six pieces of calico. John Christie, 51, for stealing six brass boxes. (Margaret Christie, 26, for the same offence acquitted.) Johanna Gill, 25, for stealing 10 yards of print. (Caroline Stables, 17, and Juliana Hague, I6, for the same offence, six months).
    Imprisoned 12 Months - Samuel Hickson, 19, for stealing wearing apparel. John Eastwood, 14, for stealing four pieces of woollen cloth. Ottiwell Cooper, 55, for stealing a piece of woollen cloth. Thomas Nuttall, 24, for stealing a silk gown. William Thomas, 18, for stealing two books.
    Imprisoned Six Months - John Stevens, 20, for stealing a pocket book. John Hampson, 18, and James Monks, 18, for stealing a cotton coat. Mary Edwards, 26, for stealing three silk handkerchiefs. John Ogden, 21, for stealing 40 pounds of hatter's fur (William Mellor, 18, charged with the same offence, acquitted). Ann Salt, 30, and Martha Moors, 51, for stealing a shirt (Jane Salt, 14, charged with the same offence, acquitted). G Robinson 16, and Thomas M'Cardle, 16, for stealing wearing apparel (Peter Briggs, 15, charged with the same offence, acquitted). John Antrobus, 26, for stealing a bed. Susannah Brown, 38, for stealing three pounds of rags (Mary Everty, 25, for the same offence, three months). William Hudson, 34, for stealing 50 yards of cloth. James Davies, for stealing gold and bank notes. Edward Pearce, stealing coats. James Baguley for stealing copper. Thomas Walton, for stealing flocks (William Whitey for the same offence, three months). Saml Edgar, 17, for stealing three watches.

    Imprisoned Four Months - John Uncles, 16, Michael Cox, 15, and John Wilson, 5, for stealing a goose.

    Imprisoned Three Months - John Anderson, 34, for stealing 10 pounds of beef. Alice Cavannah, for stealing two drinking glasses. John Penketh, 18, for stealing lead. Thomas Johnson, 45, for stealing one umbrella. Catharine M'Carvan, 21, for stealing a sovereign, Mary Black, for stealing a shawl.

    Imprisoned Two Months - Thomas Abbott, 29, for stealing a hat and a pair of breeches.
    How, exactly, does one steal a bed?
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    'Transported' means they were sent to Australia FOREVER. It's interesting. It used to be 'shameful' to admit that you were descended from the original convicts here. But recently it's almost a badge of honour that your ancestors were the very first 'white' Australians and therefore you are from some of the first families to settle here. I guess Americans feel the same way if they claim to be descended from the Pilgrim Fathers, although they didn't settle in America for the same reasons.
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    So transported for stealing butter? I thought you Aussies were descended from hardened criminals?
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    Not necessarily it seems.
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    Some of these sentences read like something from Les Miserables.

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