[Broadside] Sentences of the Prisoners, Tried at BODMIN, on Tuesday March, the 26th 1839 before Mr. Baron Gurney and Mr. Justice Maule. Deeble Peter Hoblyn, Sheriff.
[Broadside] Sentences of the Prisoners, Tried at BODMIN, on Tuesday March, the 26th 1839 before Mr. Baron Gurney and Mr. Justice Maule.
[Broadside] Sentences of the Prisoners, Tried at BODMIN, on Tuesday March, the 26th 1839 before Mr. Baron Gurney and Mr. Justice Maule.
LOTS and lots of thievery in 1839 Cornwall

[Broadside] Sentences of the Prisoners, Tried at BODMIN, on Tuesday March, the 26th 1839 before Mr. Baron Gurney and Mr. Justice Maule.

Penryn [ Cornwall, England ]: T. Pearce, Printer 1839. First Edition. 16.8 x 37.4 cm. Printed on buff paper with vignette at top. Separated when we purchased it, this broadside was laid down on tissue by Green Dragon Bindery. Small losses at tear. Very Good. [28157]


Bodmin Jail (alternatively Bodmin Gaol) is an historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Built in 1779 and closed in 1927, the large range of buildings is now largely in ruins, although parts of the prison have been turned into a tourist attraction.

The broadside names prisoners, their crimes and how long they are sentenced for each crime. We have men and women, mostly thieves plus notice of a murder, and an attack on a captain. Things stolen included money, a pair of gaiters, a bag of barley, a quantity of Candles, a lead weight, stealing a mare (and cutting her throat), a pair of boots, three fowls, etc. A fun, and interesting broadside of a type not often seen.

Not in OCLC/Worldcat as of this writing.

Price: $275.00

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