Sentences in 1840 1

Background

This is the first part of a report by a judge sentencing criminals of the city of Bath in 1840.

Glossary

Transportation a sentence forcing emigration to a penal colony overseas

Commutation the reduction of a sentence

Gaol, penitentiary prison

Felony a serious crime

Taken from: Crimes and Punishment
Author / Creator: David Jardine
Date: 13 July 1840
Copyright: By permission of the Public Record Office
Shelfmark: HO 6/25