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Postby alanallison » Sat May 03, 2008 11:56 pm

I have an ancestor who was sentenced to death for 'stealing from a specified place'.This occured in 1823 at the Old Bailey.It also states that she was recommended for mercy because of her young age.I have tried all that I can think of to find out what happened to her.
can anybody out there suggest where I can go next to trace the fate of this young lady. Thank you. Alan
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RE: sentenced to death

Postby oaktree » Sun May 04, 2008 11:50 pm

Whats her name ?
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RE: sentenced to death

Postby alanallison » Mon May 05, 2008 12:56 am

The ladies name was Mary Ann Sloat,she was 22years of age and the charge was 'Theft from a specified place'. She was found guilty,with a strong recommendation for mercy.
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RE: sentenced to death

Postby keldon » Mon May 05, 2008 1:30 am

[quote]Mary Ann Sloat[/quote]


The Examiner (London), Sunday, February 23, 1823
Reported that the jury recommended her to mercy, and the Recorder said that the strictest attention should be paid to the recommendation.
Looks like she was once very respectable and had been drawn into crime by the owner of “a house of ill-fame”.

The Morning Chronicle (London), Monday, April 28, 1823
Reports that a number of prisoners under sentence of death were presented to his Majesty in Council. Mary Ann Sloat was one of those “respited” during his Majesty’s pleasure.

Source: 19th Century British Library Newspapers

Hope this helps.
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RE: sentenced to death

Postby alanallison » Mon May 05, 2008 2:03 am

Thats brilliant. Thanks for your help.
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