Lists of prisoners in Chester Goal 1815-1816

Lists of prisoners in Chester Goal 1815-1816

 

1815

Name
Age
Origins
Notes
HUGH MECKMAHON - - Suspicion of theft
MARY MAHON Alias MARY JOHNSTON Alias ARMSTRAHAM Alias HALL Husband ROBERT ARMSTRONG 28 Dunkeld, Scotland - weaver Escaped but recaptured. Theft from JOHN JOHNSON, GEORGE LOWE, Mr.JOHN McGEOUGH (not guilty), and Mrs.ANN HAWOOD, Linen Draper.
Put on the Mary Ann at Deptford, for Botany Bay. 24-06-1815.
ROBERT ARMSTRONG (husband) was a deserter from 10 Scotch Fuzallons, and tried at Manchester under the name ROBERT AMSTRAHAM and she was tried at the same sessions under the name of MARY JOHNSON along with JAMES HALVERN and ELIZABETH HALVERN, charged with tendering base coins at Great Bolton. Guilty. all got 1 year. ROBERT ARMSTRONG tried at Lancaster in 1814 for possessing a large quantity of base coin. - death, but pardoned & transported for life. Sent to Portsmouth and put on H.M. ship Captivity.
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS 20 Chester Stole silver and gold from GEORGE LOWE
EDWARD JOHNSON 34 OSWESTRY, Shropshire - Flattman Theft of tarpaulin from THOMAS WHITTLE. Acquitted
MARY LEVI Alias MARY NELSON wife of JAMES NELSON, marble polisher, lives in Baulton St.,Liverpool. 4 children 39 Dublin Theft of a piece of calico from WILLIAM BEVIN's shop. Death, Received a Free pardon
JAMES HAND Shop apprentice to CORTNEY 19 Nuns Lane, Chester Theft of a 1 hen from BENJAMIN ALLMARK, & 1 from JOBES DOWNING
EDWARD HUGHES 24 Gresford, Denbighshire - Labourer Theft from ELIZABTH PARRY
THOMAS MADDOCKS otherwise THOMAS BRIGGS 29 Chester - Ropemaker Suspect of theft of shoes from CHARLES SMITH, cordwainer. No evidence. Plimith Div. of Marines for 9 yrs. Disch. Aug 1814 has been wounded in the right shinbone.
ANN NICKSON otherwise ANN HAND Wife of JOHN NICKSON a soldier in 102 Regt. she has one boy child. 23 Foregate St., Chester - Cotton B[a?]tter Theft from MARY CUTTER
THOMAS WILLIAMS 20 Orton, Flintshire - Roper Theft from shop of JOHN CHARLES SMITH,shoemaker aquatinted
JOHN HOMILY, Wife + 1 girl 23 Harden parish, Flintshire - Ostler Theft of pistol from shop of WILLIAM HAYWOOD
JOHN LEATHER 22 Manchester - Labourer Deserter from 1st Batt. 2 Regt. of Coldstream Guards
SAMUEL WILLIAMS otherwise SMITH, unmarried 18 Overton, Flintshire - Roper Theft of gun and knife from house of WILLIAM DAVENPORT
MARY HOOFIELD 38 Ashton, Kelsall, Cheshire Theft from EDWARD PROBERT
SAMUEL KEEP 17 Hurst, Berkshire - Labourer Deserter from Berks. Militia about a month ago. Had enlisted in Staffs Militia about 2 weeks ago in Birmingham
JOHN DENSON 39 Chester - Skinner Theft from warehouse of EDWARD & WILLIAM ROBERTS. 7 years transport
WILLIAM DICKERS
ROBERT LYON
JOSEPH BELLES
23
22
21
Chester
Chester
Frodsham
All Ship carpenters and all Assault on HUGH EVANS at their shipyard
EDWARD GRIFFITH 11 Sandy Lane, Chester - Labourer Killed JOHN ROBERTS, died 28-10-1815, with a pistol. Not Guilty
WILLIAM OAKES 31 Nantwich, Cheshire - Shoemaker Theft from WILLIAM JONES. Escaped from Goal

1816

Name
Age
Origins
Notes
CHARLES BLAKES 22 Chester - Tinplate worker Disal[la]ying under a Bastardy Order of a male bastard child for 2[..] weeks belonging to the parish of St.Olave. [Father of two illegitimate children of the mother-MARY HEALD, parish of St.Olave.]
WILLIAM HARVEY 27 Limerick, Ireland - Labourer Theft from JAMES HAUGHTON
BENJAMIN SMITH 30 Laver[..]g, Scotland - Lab. Theft of pocket book [pickpocket?]. 7 years transport, Sent to Justutia Hulk
SAMUEL LUPTON alias JOHN JOHNSON 20 Balden, High Bradford, Yorkshire - Lab. Theft from RICHARD GASKIN. 7 years transport, Sent to Justutia Hulk
JOSEPH WAND 19 Dudley, Worcestershire - Nailor Theft from EDWARD GASKIN the Younger
ANN NICKSON 24 Foregate St., Chester - Cotton Batter Theft from SAMUEL WALKER. Transported for 7 yrs, aboard Maria 23/3/1818
EDWARD WILLIAMS 48 [.ail..yhal], [...]Staffordshire - fitter Theft from WILLIAM BEVIN. Has been at sea and was wounded on board the Lucia, privateer.
ROBERT MILLS
JOHN MILLS [brothers]
21
16
painter & glazier
butcher
Killisandra, Co. Cavan
Theft. Both aquatinted
ELIZABETH OWENS Alias CURLEY BETT 38 Llangurin, Denbighshire - 12 months
MARTHA GIBSON Alias MARTHA WALKER 37 Horton Castle, Chester Keeping a disorderly house in Boughton
RICHARD WRIGHT 30 Chester - Butcher Assault on a City Watchman
THOMAS KELLY a boy concerned with SAML.JONES 13 Waverton, Cheshire - Lab. Theft from MEREDITH WILLIAMS. Acquitted
JOHN HUGHES 30 Amlwch, Anglesea - Ropemaker Deserter from H.M. 1st Foot Guards
ANN GOLATHAN a widow 62 Chester - Glovemaker Theft from JOHN PRITCHARD
MARY HOPTON Alias MARY BOYER singlewoman since married to one MOSS 30 Ellesmere, Shropshire Theft. No True Bill
RICHARD BACKER 16 Cow Lane, Chester - Tailor - Acquitted
WILLIAM HUGHES 15 Wrexham, Denbighshire - Acquitted
ROBERT [.]MORTHIT 15 Gloverstone, Chester Theft of one cake of tallow from JOHN BEBINGTON. 6 months & whipt

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