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E + W Criminal Registers

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Luciacw

Luciacw Report 6 Dec 2012 22:34

Hi Everyone,

I found a couple of my relatives on ancestry through this. Can anyone tell me what it says? The names are as follows:

Abraham Punter, date of trial - 9 Apr 1835
Abraham Punter, date of trial - 4 Apr 1842
Abraham Punter, date of trial - 27 Jun 1871
Amos Punter, date of trial - 20 May 1850
Arthur Punter, date of trial - 6 Apr 1886, 5 Dec 1888, 27 Dec 1889, 19 Oct 1892

Thanks :)
- Lu

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 22:53

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Abraham Punter
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Date of Trial: 9 Apr 1835
Trial Year: 1835
Location of Trial: Hertfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 10 days
Crime: Larceny
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 about Abraham Punter
Name: Abraham Punter
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802
Date of Trial: 4 Apr 1842
Trial Year: 1842
Location of Trial: Hertfordshire, England
Sentence: Acquittal - Not Guilty

Receiving stolen goods
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 about Abraham Punter
Name: Abraham Punter
Date of Trial: 27 Jun 1871
Trial Year: 1871
Location of Trial: Bedfordshire, England
Sentence: Acquittal
Crime: Obtaining goods by false pretence

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 22:58

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Amos Punter
Date of Trial: 20 May 1850
Trial Year: 1850
Location of Trial: Hertfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 1 week and whipped
Crime: Larceny by servant
Date of Execution or Release:

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 23:00

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Arthur Punter
Date of Trial: 6 Apr 1886
Trial Year: 1886
Location of Trial: Bedfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 calendar months with hard labour
Crime: Simple larceny
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Arthur Punter
Date of Trial: 5 Dec 1888
Trial Year: 1888
Location of Trial: Hertfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 4 calendar months
Crime: Larceny with previous conviction for felony
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Arthur Punter
Date of Trial: 27 Dec 1889
Trial Year: 1889
Location of Trial: Bedfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months hard labour
Crime: Larceny with previous (three charges)
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Arthur Punter
Date of Trial: 19 Oct 1892
Trial Year: 1892
Location of Trial: Bedfordshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment - 2 years hard labour
Crime: Simple larceny after previous convictions for felony

(Charged jointly with Ernest Charles King)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 23:15

Regarding Abraham Punter - there are numerous newspaper articles about him.

In the earlier articles he appears to be a beer-house keeper and was charged variously with stealing turnips, rabbits, damaging crops.

The later one (1871) obtained a cart worth £2 by false pretences.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 23:19

More from the newspaper archives:

Amos Punter - he was in 1850 a youth of about 18. He stole 5 hens eggs from a Matthew Redhead, farmer of Kinsman Green, Harpenden, who he was employed by.

Arthur Punter - in 1892 stole kidney beans, potatoes and other items from allotments. In 1890 was had up for stealing a brooch, walking stick, clock, brushes and workman materials. Previously done for stealing a pony and trap.

Luciacw

Luciacw Report 7 Dec 2012 07:23

Wow. That's great! Thanks MarieCeleste :) Your help is really appreciated.

Sappho

Sappho Report 7 Dec 2012 07:37

Hi Marieceleste,

What a trummp card you are - I loved all this - how interesting.

Well done.

Sappho