e2bn E2BN
Victorian Crime and Punishment
HomePrisoner case studiesPrisoners19th Century JusticeTeachers Area

Prisoner record from Bedford

Offence details

Samuel Townsend Name: Samuel Townsend Age: 34 Date of Offence: 14th September 1865 Offence: Did assault and beat one Thomas Housden at Elverton, on the 31st July 1865. Did assault and beat one William Bridsey at Tempsford on the 31st August 1865. Sentence: 1 Calendar Month and 1 Calendar Month Type of trial: Summarily Convicted

Personal details

Height: 5 ft 7 ¼ inches Hair colour: Light Brown Eye colour: Grey Visage: Oval Complexion: Sallow Identifying marks: Birth mark right side of abdomen, and one on back of neck, nose has been broken.
Trade or occupation: Labourer Education: Read Marriage status: Married Number of children: Unknown Religion: Wesleyan

Residence details

Birth town: Potton Birth country: England Residence town: Potton Residence county: Cambridgeshire Residence country: England

Futher details

If you have any more information about this prisoner, please let us know.