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Thomas Parker, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 522
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 March 2020), May 1828, trial of THOMAS PARKER (t18280529-36).
THOMAS PARKER, Theft > simple larceny, 29th May 1828.
1112. THOMAS PARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 1 piece of handkerchiefs, value 36s.; 9 gauze handkerchiefs, value 36s., and 1 other gauze handkerchief, value 4s. , the goods of Stephen Sewell .
FRANCES SEWELL . I am the wife of Stephen Sewell; we keep a haberdasher’s shop in Fetter-lane . On the 24th of April, about six o’clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop with two others, and asked for ribbons - I showed him some; he bought a small quantity, which came to 2 1/2d., and paid for it; all these handkerchiefs were in the shop window, within his reach; they all left together - the others bought nothing; one of them had asked to see some stockings - he was close by the prisoner, and drew my attention from him; I was alone in the shop, and did not see the handkerchiefs taken; a neighbour came in almost immediately after they left, and alarmed me; I went out, and saw the prisoner a few doors off; this gauze handkerchief was found on him.
GEORGE TICKELL . I am a linen-draper, and live in Leadenhall-street. I followed the prisoner, in company with two others, from my own house to Fetter-lane; they went into Sewell’s shop - I saw the prisoner and one of the others come out; the prisoner was in the act of putting something into his pocket, which he had some difficulty in doing; I did not see what became of the third person - I sent for Mrs. Sewell; the prisoner and his companion walked up a court, which is a thoroughfare; I stood at the end of the court, and saw the prisoner pull something out, which he gave to his companion; I went up, collared the prisoner, and told him to pull those things out of his pocket; his companion then struck me on the back of my neck; I kept hold of the prisoner, pushed him into a little cheesemonger’s shop, and told him to pull out what he had in his pocket; he pulled out his own handkerchief and a new gauze one; Mrs. Sewell claimed it; it was some time before the constable came; he asked me to give him a little liberty; he got on a hamper, and then gave me a severe kick in a certain place, but I held him, and he was secured; he also attempted to stab me with a knife, and tore my trousers and drawers.
THOMAS LIGHTFOOT . I am a constable, and took him in charge; I found 3s. on him.(Handkerchief produced and sworn to.)
The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he had bought the handkerchief in Petticoat-lane for 2s. 6d., and had called at the prosecutrix’s shop for a dozen of pins, and that Mrs. Sewell could not identify the handkerchief.
GUILTY . Aged 21.
Transported for Seven Years .
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime