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Court reports

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How easy is it to access court reports for 1814? Would there be prison records? I know that 9 men were charged under the combination act.

I know they went to the local sessions and then to Derby Jail. I know they were discharged but I do not know when the court case came up.

I tried the newspapers and there is very little detail about it.

Basically 9 men were arrested in Norton Derbyshire for combining to seek better wages.

The song about it says they couldn't afford bail so they were sent to Derby Jail for a few weeks till the case was heard. Presumably as there is no further jail sentence mentioned they were acquitted. I know they certainly weren't transported or anything.

The person I know most about is George Richardson who was a scythe smith in Maugheray Norton Derbyshire. He turns up in future census records.
 

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