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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1840, Sunday, July 10, 1831

Old Bailey.

Several unimportant trials terminated on Thursday, the longest session which has occurred since the erection of the New Court was brought to a conclusion, when

The Recorder proceeded to pass sentence upon the several prisoners who had been tried during the session, upon whom the judgement of the Court had not been passed instanter.

The following twenty-seven convicts received sentence of death, viz:—Thomas Shearman, for horse stealing; James Evans, for cattle stealing; John Tierney, for burglary; George Smith, for taking a stamp from a parchment which had paid duty, and affixing it to another which had not; James Coles, Joseph Buckler, and Robert Scutton, for uttering forged orders for payment of money; William Young, Thomas Horner Stone, William Dines, George Hammond, John Carney, and John Lee, for breaking into dwelling-houses, and committing larcenies therein; Ann Hyde, George Williams, William Vincent, William Richmond, George Wybrow, Mary Hetherman, Charles Penrose and Alphonse Rapin, for stealing goods and monies above the value of 5l. in the dwelling-house; Edward Smeetham, John Bourne, and John Cronie, for maliciously cutting and maiming with intent to murder.

Sixty-five were ordered to be transported for 7 years; fourteen for 14 years; and sixteen for the term of their natural lives. Upwards of 200 were sentenced to terms of imprisonment varying from seven days to one year. Some were ordered to be privately whipped; and the judgement against George Frederick Reinhart was respited until the next session, which will commence on the second Thursday in September, until which day the court adjourned.