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North Cheshire Family Historian

Prisoners in Chester Castle Gaol 1792

by Ray Hulley

A list of Felons & other Offenders who have been received into the gaol of the Castle of Chester between ye 28th Day of May 1792 and the 4th Day of April 1793 inclusive

TNA reference Ches 38/30/10

     
Description
                   
When Committed Year Names Age Stature Complexion Where Born Single or Married No. of Children If maimed? Or otherwise particular lately marked Profession By Whom Committed Crime When tried Year By Whom Original Sentence Present Sentence When carried into Execution Year Remarks
May 8th 1792 Alice Kenedale 39 5-5 Brown Knutsford single 9 Marked with the small pox Cotton Spinster Joseph Roe Esq. Stealing a watch Summer Assize 1792 Honble. Edwd.Bearcroft Esq. & Honble. Francis Burton Imprisoned 3 Months At Middlewich Do. Oct ye 3d 1792  
June 8th 1792 Richard Gates 42 5-8 Ruddy Macclesfield Widower 2   Flatman Labourer John Hollins Coroner Manslaughter Do 1792 Do Acquitted   Sep ye 1st 1792 Acquitted
July 1st 1792 John Clark 37 5-6 Pale Stockport do     Cotton Spinner Revd.Chas. Prescot Clerk Stealing Cotton Weft Do 1792 Do Privately Whipt   Sep ye 1st 1792 Had a contraction in his throat owing to swallowing a quantity of Vitriol
July 10th 1792 George Furnivall 22 5-9 Fresh Big Budworth married 2 Sandy hair Labourer Revd.F. Dickinson Clerk An Assault Do 1792 Do No Bill Discharg'd   Sep ye 1st 1792 No Bill
do do 1792 Joseph Ford 36 5-7 Dark Woosington married 4   Labourer From the Quarter Sessions   Quarter Sessions 1792 Justices of the Peace 2 Months Hard Labour   Jul ye 12th 1792  
do 12th 1792 Abel Moseley 21 5-6 Pale Knutsford single   Red hair & pockmarked Grocer&Chandler Saml. Barrow Esq. Stealing 19 Guineas Summer Assize 1792 His Majesty's Justices afresd Discharged for want of prosecution Sep ye 1st 1792  
do 21st 1792 William Pickering 42 5-8 Fresh Hales Lancs married 2 Sandy hair & lame Mariner John Leigh Esq. Robbing a Hat Do 1792 Do 2 Years Hard Labour At Chester Castle Sep ye 3d 1792  
Aug 6th 1792 John Woodcock & 21 5-9 Fresh Huntington single     Boatman Revd. L.Wetenhall Clerk do do 1792 Do 1 Years Hard Labour At Chester Castle Sep ye 3d 1792 No Bill
do 6th 1792 Thomas Sunderland 19 5-8 Pale Shelton     Boatman Edwd. Tomkinson Esq. do A Game Cock Quarter Sessions 1792 Justices of the Peace No Bill Discharg'd   Sep ye 6th 1792 Escaped from the werks carrying on at the Castle of Chester Nv 16th 1792
do 16th 1792 William Proudlove 29 5-8 Swarthy Sandbach married     Cotton Spinner Joseph Roe Esq.

12 Guineas in Gold

& 4 in Silver

Summer Assize 1792 Honble. Edwd.Bearcroft Esq. 2 Years Imprisonment At Chester Castle Jul ye 12th 1792 Escaped from the werks carrying on at the Castle of Chester Nv 16th 1792
do 24th 1792 John Flemming & 35 5-11 Sallow Dublin married   Wounded on his breast & body Shoemaker Thomas Hall Esq. 1792 & Honble. F. Burton 14 Years Transportation   Remains in Gaol 1792  
do do 1792 Wm. Rutherford 19 5-10 Fresh Longner Staffs single     Labourer Revd. L.Wetenhall Clerk Robbing a Hat Do 1792 Do Admitted an evidence against John Flemming   Dschrgd.Spt 7th 1792 A Serjeant in the 63 Regiment Admitted an evidence & Discharg'd
do 25th 1792 Nehemiah Bimley? 18 5-4 Dark Stow Staffs do     Labourer Honble. G. H. Earl of Attempt to commit

Rape
Do 1792 Do Admitted an evidence against John Woodock   Dschrgd.Spt14th 1792 A Private in the said Regiment Admitted an evidence & Discharg'd
do 25th 1792 James Warburton 21 5-2 Fair Altringham do     Shoemaker Stamford 1792 Do 2 Years Imprisonment At Chester Castle Septr 2nd 1792  
do 27th 1792 Ralph Dale 53 5-11 Dark Smallwood married 4   Labourer Edwd. Tomkinson Esq. Stealing Poultry

do A Keg of Rum
Quarter Sessions 1792 Justices of the Peace 4 Years as aforesaid   Oct ye 10th Do 1792  
do 21st 1792 James Gibson & 25 5-11 do Orger single     Labour do 1792 Do 2 Years as aforesaid Oct ye 10th Do 1792  
do 21st 1792 Saml. Rathbone 26 5-7 do       Labourer do 1792 Do 2 Years as aforesaid Oct ye 10th Do 1792  
do 27th 1792 Chas. Kinsey 26 5-5 Pale Stockport married 1   Bricklayer do 3s 6d. In Silver Oct. Quarter Sess 1792 Justices of the Peace 1 Years Hard Labour as aforesaid      
Sep 1st 1792 Joseph Wild 24 5-5 Pale Walton do 4   Brickmaker Chas. Henchman Esq. Burglary Spring Assize 1793 Honble. Edwd.Bearcroft Esq. & Honble. F. Burton Death, but respited       Sentence Respited
do 12th 1792 George Wylde 28 5-5 Fresh do 2   Brickmaker John Leigh Esq.      
Nov 29th 1792 Elizabeth Willott 33 5-3 Fair Goaseth single     Spinster Peter Wright Gent.n Coroner Destroying her Child Do 1793 Do Acquitted        
Dec 3rd 1792 Jane Hayes & 26 4-10 Brown Greatney Green married 1   Spinster Thomas Critchley Esq. Stealing Wearing Apparel Spring Assize 1793 Do Acquitted        
do 3rd 1792 Deberah Worchinough 17 5-4 Fair Alderley single     Spinster Mayor of Macclesfield Acquitted        
do 13th 1792 William Ballie 18 5-7 Ruddy Air Scotland do     Labourer Revd. C. Prescot Clerk Horse stealing Death       Sentence Respited
do 20th 1792 Henry Grindley 28 5-9 Dark Newhall do     Cooper Saml. Barrow Esq. Burglary Death       Acquitted
do 20th 1792 William Slevens 23 5-10 Fair Acton do     Labourer Revd. R. Jackson Clerk Horse stealing Honble. Edwd.Bearcroft Esq. Death       Acquitted
Jan 12th 1793 Edwd. Edwards & 37 5-8 Pale Pulford married 4 Red hair Shoemaker L. Willm. Currie Esq. Stealing Poultry Do 1793 & Honble. F. Burton         Sentence Respited
Jan 12th 1793 Edwd. Evans 24 5-9 Fair single   Small Pockt. Labourer Revd. Peploe Ward Clerk Jan Quartr Sessions 1793 By the Justices 7 Years Transportation       Remain in Gaol
do 21st 1793 Ebenezer Leigh 15 5-2 Brown High Leigh single     Do G. Leycester Esq. Privately stealing from the person of James Hampson Jan Quartr Sessions   Jany. Quarter Sessions Death        
Feb 12th 1793 John Johnson 18 5-6 Pale Dublin single   His eyes remarkably sunk in his head Stocking Weaver                   Acquitted
Mar 20th 1793 Saml. Forster 30 5-10 Ruddy Withington married 3   Labourer J.B. Jodrell Esq. Highway Robbery Spring Assize 1793 Honble. Edwd.Bearcroft
&
Honble. F. Burton
        Acquitted
do 28th 1793 James Deane 42 5-9 Pale Church Manley do 6   Cotton Spinner Edwd. Tomkinson Esq. Manslaughter 3 Years Imprisonment in Chester Castle Sentence altered to the house of Correction serve his time in Middlewich    
do 29th 1793 Margaret Deane 34 4-9 Fair       Silk Winder P. Wright Gent.n Coroner Murdering wilfully a Bastard Child         Acquitted


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