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Re: Chatham Dockyard Thefts
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 14:32:11 »
Found this on Curious Fox
Thomas Appleton, Thomas Gibson, John Giles, Jacob Innes & Joseph Onus where apprehended stealing a wagon full of supplies from the naval yards in Sheerness, Is of Sheppy, Kent in early 1801. John Giles escaped. The others where arrested and tried via the Kent Lent Assizes at the Jail Delivery, Maidstone, Kent on the 16 March, 1801 by Judge Baron Hotham. All where sentenced to be hung but this was later commuted to life. Innes & Onus spent 1802 on a Thames prison hulk & where transported to Sydney, NSW, aboard the 'Glatton' in 1803


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Chatham Dockyard Thefts
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 00:30:42 »
05 July 1649 John Pett, ropemaker of Hoo, was convicted of buying rope stolen from warships. His punishment; return the cordage within 14 days, and have his conviction read out in the Parish churches on the following Sunday.

29 Sept 1681 Two workmen convicted of stealing brass fittings. They were returned to the Dockyard to be publicly flogged until they bleed, at the Resident Commissioner's pleasure.

30 March 1741 Dockyard worker, apprehended by a Watchman, was found guilty of stealing 20lb of sheet lead from the NEWARK at Chatham. His sentence was to be publicly whipped.

20 February 1861 Chatham marine chandler found guilty of possession of 35cwt of naval metal. Resident Commissioner, in his capacity as JP, sentenced the man to 3 months hard labour.


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