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United Kingdom: The birching of adult men for robbery with violence

APPENDIX B

MINUTES OF TRIALS AT THE CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (London), THIRD SESSION, 1902-3

(Public Record Office, PCOM1/155)


Tuesday 13 June 1903

Before Mr Common Sergeant

CASE 260
ALFRED WILLIAMS (19), JOHN BROOK (17), and CHARLES KING (19)

CHARGE: Robbery on Henry Douglas Grey, and stealing a bag, a cash box, and other articles his property in Warner Street, Clerkenwell.

SENTENCE: GUILTY

Williams then pleaded guilty to a conviction at Clerkenwell Police Court on December 12th, 1902.

Williams and Brook were stated to be the associates of thieves.

WILLIAMS: Twelve months' hard labour and 15 strokes with the birch rod.

BROOK: Thirteen months' hard labour

KING: Nine months' hard labour.


APPENDIX C

MINUTES OF TRIALS AT THE CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, 1904

(Public Record Office, PCOM1/156)


Tuesday 9 February 1904

Before Mr Common Sergeant

CASE 326
FRANK WHEELER (22)

CHARGE: Feloniously with another person unknown assaulting John Tracey with intent to rob him in Brick Lane off Whitechapel Road on 9 January 1904.

SENTENCE: GUILTY

He then pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on May 13th, 1902. Four other convictions were proved against him.

Twelve months' hard labour and 15 strokes with a birch rod.


APPENDIX D

CALENDAR OF PRISONERS: CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, 1905

(Public Record Office, H.O. 140/242)


3 April 1905

NAME: William Harrison

AGE: 24

TRADE: Shoemaker

DATE OF WARRANT: 16 March 1905

DATE RECEIVED INTO CUSTODY: 9 March 1905

PARICULARS OF OFFENCES: Robbery with violence on Emil Berger and stealing from him a watch

DATE TRIED: 3 April 1905

BEFORE WHOM TRIED: Mr Common Sergeant

VERDICT OF JURY: GUILTY, and of a former conviction of felony

PARTICULARS OF PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT AND PROVED IN COURT: North London Sessions, 16 April 1901 (stolen watch)

SENTENCE OR ORDER OF COURT: 15 months' hard labour and to receive 18 strokes with a birch rod



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