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Middlesex Assizes - 1869

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Sue Report 6 Jan 2013 16:27

Thank you for your help. I'll look at the references you mention.



MarieCeleste Report 6 Jan 2013 12:03

Can't find anything on Christopher Rosson's crimes but he is mentioned in someone else's trial.

The Morning Post of 10 December 1869 reports on a case where three chaps stole a pair of trousers from the railway.

One of the witnesses, Emily Rose of Sovereign Mews, Cambridge Street is described as living with a Christopher Rosson who was sentenced to 7 years penal servitude by that court.


MarieCeleste Report 6 Jan 2013 11:47

Have looked in the Newspaper Archives and he got a job as a barman and defrauded the publican in conjunction with a partner in crime.

I'll send you the newspaper article via the message system.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Jan 2013 11:16

This one?

Richard Rossin
Date of Trial: 6 Sep 1869
Trial Year: 1869
Location of Trial: Middlesex, England
Sentence: Imprisonment

Larceny by Servant

There 'might' be something in the Newspaper Archives

The Entry on Ancestry suggests the images are held at Kew which might be worth searching if they are on line

"Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales; Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies, Series HO 26 and HO 27; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England."


Sue Report 6 Jan 2013 11:11

My ancestor, Richard Rosson, was sent to prison at the end of 1869 for 6 months. I have a reference for the crime but wonder how I can find out more about this event. His brother, Christopher, Rosson was also convicted and imprisoned for 7 years due to repeated crimes.

Any help would be appreciated.