Friday, 13 July 2012

Who's telling the truth? The Outcome.

On Wednesday, we asked who you believed was the guilty party in a case of stolen flour.  Well the answer was........that Amos Fowler pleaded Not Guilty and was found Not Guilty.  However, William Lawson was found guilty of both this and another charge of receiving stolen oats.  He was sentenced to 3 months hard labour at the House of Correction.

It was, however, Amos Fowler who had past form.  The 1881 census shows him ensconced in St Albans prison.  He had been convicted of breaking and entering the Marquis of Granby public house and therein stealing bottles of brandy, gin and 5 gallons of beer!

We’ll be keeping an eye out for both of these men in later sessions.


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