Eversholt crime 1803-1869

There is a splendid website, “Victorian Crime and Punishment”, which is provided as a teaching resource for schools. It provides a database of trials in the first part of the 19th century. The table below was generated by searching the database for all entries mentioning Eversholt. Lots of these names are familiar. The severity of the sentences compared to the triviality of the offences is shocking.

You can go straight to the Google Spreadsheet listing the crimes here. Or you can try to work this frame below, which I struggle to bring under control.

One Reply to “Eversholt crime 1803-1869”

  1. Thomas Phasey (or Fasey) appearing twice here, once in 1832 along with his [brother?] George and again in 1834 being transported to Australia for stealing a lamb, was my great great great grandfather! Had he not been convicted and transported, I wouldn’t be alive today.

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