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Crimanal Records of Henry Humphreys

Search for Henry Humphries ------- Chelnsford Chronicle 2A Feb. 1835 (see phorocopy) Essex Adjourned Sessions Pig stealing. William Pierce, a labourer, was indicted for stealing 11 pigs from Mrs Hanmond. of Latchingdon. Henry Hurnphrey, labourer, pleaded guilty to the same indictment. The pigs were stolen from Mrs Hanmond's premises on the night of the (9th?), The two prisoners were stopped with the pigs in Hanningfield the next morning by Mr Green, a farmer, who suspectedd they were stolen. Humphries only was then detained, he appearing to have possession of the pigs and was brought to Chelmsford, when in consequence of the contradictory account he gave, he was remanded and the pigs were eventually identified by Samuel Col1ins, bailiff to the prosecutrix. The Jury found Pearse guilty and the prisoners were both sentenced to 7 years transportation. Chelmsford Chronicle 13 Feb. 1835 (See photocopy) WHOLESALE PIG-STEALING. 0n Tuesday, a man who gave his name as Henry Humphries was examined before the Magistrates in this town on suspicion of having stolen eleven pigs. Hr George Green, a farmer of West Hanningfield, stated that he saw the prisoner driving the pigs through that parish early in the morning, and suspecting that they were stolen he stopped him. On questioning him as to how he came possessed of the pigs, he said that he was about to take them lo Billericay market for sa1e, and that they belonged to his father who was named Thorrington and resided at Woodham. The pigs in the witness's estination were worth 20s. each, but the prisoner offered to se11 then for 14s. each. The prisoner was detained and upon enquiry it appeared there was no such person as Thorrington at Woodhan. Prisoner then said he bought them of a man he did not know and gave L5 for then; he had driven them that morning from Latchingdon. He was remanded for further examination. (N.B. It does not make it clear which town the Magistrates were from. It Was probably Chelmsford.) Essex County Standard. 20 Feb. 1835 An account of the Essex Adjorned Sessions was given but this particular offence was not mentioned. Process Sook 1832-Dec. 1835 Essex Quarter Sessions Process Book 1832-Dec. 1835 (ref. Q/SPb 21 in Essex Record office) p. 251 17 Feb. 1835 Dengie Pleads guilty. Sentence to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years to such place as his majesty with the advice of his privy council shal1 think fit to declare and appoint. Henry Humphries, late of the parish of Latchingdon, labourer, puts hinself guilty. The like sentence William Pierce, late of the same place. For larceny.

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