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From: "Ann Macey" <>
Subject: Re: [Mon] murder and transportation
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:07:07 -0000
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From: "COLIN PARLOR" <>
> Whilst all these apocryphal stories tend to have some basis of fact, I can
> assure you that murder was NOT punished by transportation but by hanging,
> either the ghillie lived, or your ancestor hanged. Transportation was for
> shooting rabbits.
not always because I have an ancestor who, according to the court records
from the Central Criminal Court, London, was "Feloniously Killed and Slayed"
and the men who were convicted of the crime were sentenced to six months
I have my own thoughts on why they received this sentence - it was 1842 -
when there were children being transported for stealing bread but that's a
whole different subject.
in chilly Newport Gwent