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Persons in confinement in the different Houses of Correction of England and Wales

30/04/1817

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I. Counties.] FOR O F F E N C E S A G A I N S T THE GAME LAWS. 5 21.— LANCASTER. The total number of Persons who have at any time since the 17th May 1816, been in confinement in the Gaols of the County Palatine of Lancaster, for Offences against the Game Laws, are - - Forty- three, of whom Thirty- one are now in confinement. Preston, W. Ormerod Pilkington, ist March 1817. Under Sheriff. 22.— LINCOLNSHIRE. An Account of the number of Persons who now are, and who have been at any time since the 17th day of May last, in confinement in the Gaols of Lincolnshire, for Offences against the Game Laws. In the KIRTON Bridewell: George Searson and John Harrison, committed on the 10th day of October 1816' j for having in the parish of Knaith used nets and snares, with intent to kill hares; in consequence of which they were fined the sum of twenty pounds each, or to be con- fined three calendar months in the said bridewell. Joseph Robinson, of Horncastle, labourer, committed on the 15th day of January 1817, for having, in the parish of South Elkington, used a certain engine called a snare, to kill and destroy Game; for which offence the said Joseph Robinson was ordered to be confined three calendar months in the said bridewell. In the Gaol at FALKINGHAM : John Shaw, committed on the 30th day of December 1816, for poaching; whereby he forfeited the sum of five pounds, and not being able to pay the same, was committed to this Gaol for the space of three months, unless the said fine be sooner paid. John Reynolds, committed on the 30th day of December 1816, for the like offence; in consequence of which he was fined the sum of twenty pounds, and not being able to pay the same, was committed to this Gaol for the space of three months, unless the said fine be sooner paid. Edward Hutchinson, committed on the 17th day of January 1817, for poaching; whereby he forfeited the sum of five pounds, and not being able to pay the same, was committed to this Gaol for the space of three months, unless the said fine be pre- viously paid. Samuel Goodacre, committed on the 20th day of January 1817, for the like offence; whereby he forfeited the sum of five pounds, and not being able to pay the same, was committed to this Gaol for the space of three months, unless the said fine be sooner paid. George Jackson, committed 011 the 17th day of February last, for the like offence, in consequence of which he was fined the sum of twenty pounds, and not being able to pay the same, was committed to this Gaol for the space of three months, unless the said fine he sooner paid. In the Gaol at LOUTH: Joseph Brocklebank, of Louth, labourer, convicted on the 24th day of October last, for setting snares and killing Game, in the parish of Little Cawthorpe; for which offence the said Joseph Brocklebank was ordered to be imprisoned for the space of three months; and further, to be imprisoned six calendar months for not having obtained a certificate as required by law. John Hill, of Benniworth, labourer, convicted on the 28th day of November 1816, of setting snares and killing Game, in the parish of Hainton ; for which offence the said John Hill was ordered to be imprisoned during the space of three calendar months, and discharged. William Thompson, James Davis, and Thomas Askey, apprehended in the night of the 5th of January 1817, between the hours of ten and twelve, in a plantation at Raithby cum Maltby, with guns, & c. killing and destroying Game; Thompson and Davis admitted evidence against Askey, at Spilsby Epiphany Sessions, when Askey was convicted, and ordered to be imprisoned twelve calendar months. The foregoing is certified by 6th March 1817. Sir Robert Sheffield, Bart. Sheriff.
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