Sentences in 1840 2

Background

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

Glossary

Transportation a sentence of forced emigration to a penal colony overseas

Commutation the reduction of a sentence

Gaol, penitentiaryprison

Felony a serious crime

Aggravated circumstances that make an offence more serious

Palliation circumstances that make an offence less serious

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