Victims of political persecution 1840

This page lists the names recorded by the Southern Star newspaper in 1840 of 196 “victims of political persecution” and their treatment by the courts.

By 1840, hundreds of men and women had been arrested for their involvement in the first wave of Chartism that came crashing down in the suppression of the Newport rising and rioting elsewhere in Wales, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

The Southern Star, edited by the Chartist James Bronterre O’Brien, set out to record the fate of the “victims of political persecution” who were brought before the courts, and from the paper’s edition of 22 March 1840, he listed week by week the names and the outcomes of the trials of some 230 Chartists.

The full list of those named is in the table below.

The list is not without its problems: in one instance, the same individual is named twice, three or four entries apart.

Most problematic, however, is that it has not been possible to track down copies of the Southern Star for the first half of April 1840, so around 30 entries are missing from the table reproduced here – and the names of the final three entries for 28 June 1840 are illegible.

There are also other breaks in the run of what otherwise looks like a weekly paper. However, since the Star numbered the “victims” sequentially and there are no other gaps in the numbering, it appears likely that the paper simply failed to appear in those weeks.

Among those listed are some of the best known of the Chartist leaders: William Lovett, arrested in Birmingham for putting his name as secretary to the declarations of the first Chartist convention; Henry Vincent, one of the movement’s most effective public speakers and Bronterre O’Brien himself.

Others include the Chartists of Llanidoes in mid Wales, who seized control of the town for five days in April 1839, and the Newport Chartists who rose in a fated rebellion after Parliament rejected the first Chartist petition.

The bulk of those arrested and named here were men, but there are some women on the list: Elizabeth Lucas, Margaret Meredith and Ann Williams of Llanidoes, Elizabeth Cresswell of Nottingham, and Amy Meredith of Newport.

In most cases, the entries for each individual are very brief. A typical example reads:

“177. Lewis Roland, was tried by the Special Commission at Monmouth, on a charge of ‘riot,’ and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and hard labour.”

Others can be lengthier, the very first entry, for John Davies, naming the witnesses and summarising the evidence against him on a charge of illegal training and drilling.

Victims of political persecution 1840

First nameSurnameLocationActivitySource
John DaviesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and gaoled for six months at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
EvanPughLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and gaoled for six months at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
John IngramLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and sentenced to seven years transportation at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
AbrahamOwenLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and sentenced to seven years transportation at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
ThomasMorganLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and gaoled for six months at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
Lewis HumphreysLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of "training without arms" and sentenced to seven years transportation at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
ThomasPowellWelchpoolListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of using seditious words and gaoled for one year at Montgomery Assizes, July 1839.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
John EvansLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for one year with hard labourSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
John LewisLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for one year with hard labourSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
JenkinsMorganLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
John JonesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
John EvansLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
John JonesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
Giles RichardsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
ElizabethLucasLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
WilliamJonesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
DavidJarmanLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
DavidMorrisLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
RichardThomasLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
WilliamMeredithLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
MargaretMeredithLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
WilliamRichardsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
ValentineRowlandsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
JosephJenkinsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
WilliamOwenLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
EdwardGangeLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
JamesJenkinsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
AnnWilliamsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Arrested following Chartist riots in Llanidloes. Found guilty of riotous assembly and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
RichardOwenLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of training and drilling without arms, gaoled for six months at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
IsaacLewisLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of training and drilling without arms, gaoled for six months at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
BenjaminDavisLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
David HamanLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
ThomasHamanLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
DavidJonesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
EdwardMorganLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
EvanMantellLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
John NichollsLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
John ThomasLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for three months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
Richard HughesLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of unlawful and riotous assembly, gaoled for two months with hard labour at Montgomery AssizesSouthern Star, 22 March 1840
JohnEvansLlanidloesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper.Southern Star, 22 March 1840
JohnNealeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
WilliamShearesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
WilliamEadesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
EleazorHughesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
ThomasSalterListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnStoreyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JamesPomeroyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JamesRhodesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for nine months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
FrederickMasonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnDrinkworthListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawfully, riotously and wantonly assembling to disturb the peace and gaoled for 12 months with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JeremiahHowellBirminghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawful and riotous assembly and pulling down a house. Sentenced to death but transported.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
FrancisRobertsBirminghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawful and riotous assembly and pulling down a house. Sentenced to death but transported.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnJonesBirminghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawful and riotous assembly and pulling down a house. Sentenced to death but transported.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
ThomasAstonBirminghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of unlawful and riotous assembly and pulling down a house. Sentenced to death but transported.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnTallonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of riotous and unlawful assault and gaoled for one month with hard labour.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnCollinsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of publishing a false, scandalous and malicious libel on the police and administration and gaoled for 12 months "as a common felon".Southern Star, 29 March 1840
William LovettListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of publishing a false, scandalous and malicious libel on the police and administration and gaoled for 12 months "as a common felon".Southern Star, 29 March 1840
Henry VincentListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiracy and sedition and gaoled for 12 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
WilliamEdwardsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiracy and sedition and gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnDickensonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiracy and sedition and gaoled for six months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
William AnselmTownshendListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiracy and sedition and gaoled for six months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
Rev JosephRayner StephensListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of sedition, gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
George ThompsonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of consporacy to disturb the public peace and recommending others to resist the law. Gaoled for 18 months, and sureties to keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JamesMitchellListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of consporacy to disturb the public peace and recommending others to resist the law. Gaoled for 18 months, and sureties to keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
CharlesDaviesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of consporacy to disturb the public peace and recommending others to resist the law. Gaoled for 18 months, and sureties to keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
TimothyHigginsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of consporacy to disturb the public peace and recommending others to resist the law. Gaoled for 18 months, and sureties to keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JohnBradleyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of consporacy to disturb the public peace and recommending others to resist the law. Gaoled for eight months.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
Peter MurrayMcDouallListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of attending an unlawful assembly. Gaoled for 12 months and sureties to keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 29 March 1840
JonasKnifeNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for six months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JohnMarshallNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for six months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
CharlesMeakinNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
HenryDe CorneyNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JohnWassNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JohnShooterNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for four months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
ElizabethCresswellNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for one month.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
ThomasGarnerNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
GeorgeIngNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
MatthewBurtonNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JosephMortonNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JamesClayNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for nine months and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JosephUnderwoodNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for three months with one month in solitary.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
CharlesStaffordNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Nottingham Quarter Sessions for unlawfully and riotously assembling with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of 500 and unwards. Gaoled for three months with one month in solitary.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
JohnFairplayNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of drilling and gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 26 April 1840
MrWoodhouseNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to unlawful assembly. Entered into sureties to come up for judgment "whenever Her Majesty should think fit to call upon them".Southern Star, 26 April 1840
MrLeggeNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to unlawful assembly. Entered into sureties to come up for judgment "whenever Her Majesty should think fit to call upon them".Southern Star, 26 April 1840
MrWrightNottinghamListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to unlawful assembly. Entered into sureties to come up for judgment "whenever Her Majesty should think fit to call upon them".Southern Star, 26 April 1840
CharlesWatersNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered at Monmouth Assizes. Sentence commuted to transportation for life, and then to three years in prison.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JohnLovellNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered at Monmouth Assizes. Sentence commuted to transportation for life, and then to three years in prison.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
RichardBenfieldNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered at Monmouth Assizes. Sentence commuted to transportation for life, and then to three years in prison.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JohnReesNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered at Monmouth Assizes. Sentence commuted to transportation for life, and then to three years in prison.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JenkinMorganNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered at Monmouth Assizes. Sentence commuted to transportation for life, and then to three years in prison.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
AmyMeredithNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of stealing during the march of the Newport insurgents; ordered to find bail of £50 and keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
ThomasMeredithNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of stealing during the march of the Newport insurgents; ordered to find bail of £50 and keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
ThomasRayNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty of stealing during the march of the Newport insurgents; ordered to find bail of £50 and keep the peace for five years.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
EwenEdwardsNewportListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at Monmouth Assizes of casting bullets for Newport insurgents and gaoled for one month.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JohnBellNewcastleListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty at Newcastle Assizes of publishing a seditious libel, an address of the Northern Political Union, and gaoled for siz months.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
SamuelHolberrySheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at York Assizes of "a seditious conspiracy; gaoled for four years and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
ThomasBookerSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at York Assizes of "a seditious conspiracy; gaoled for three years and sureties to keep the peace. Father of William Booker, also convicted.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
WilliamBookerSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at York Assizes of "a seditious conspiracy; gaoled for two years and sureties to keep the peace. Son of Thomas Booker, also convicted.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
James DuffeySheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at York Assizes of "a seditious conspiracy; gaoled for three years and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
WilliamWellsSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted at York Assizes of "a seditious conspiracy; gaoled for one year and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JohnMarshallSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For alleged rioting, gaoled for two years and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
ThomasPenthorpeSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For alleged rioting, gaoled for two years and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
JosephBennisonSheffieldListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For alleged rioting, gaoled for two years and sureties to keep the peace.Southern Star, 3 May 1840
GeorgeHarmanMarlboroughListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Found guilty at Marlborough Quarter Sessions of printing and circulating a seditious and inflammatory handbill addressed to the Chartists of Wiltshire. Gaoled for nine months and to enter into recognizances to keep the peace.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
WilliamMartinListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of "using seditious language" and gaoled for 12 months.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
RobertPeddieListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiring with intent to commit riot and gaoled for three years with further threee years' recognizances.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
William BrookeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiring with intent to commit riot and gaoled for three years with further threee years' recognizances.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
ThomasDeakeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiring with intent to commit riot and gaoled for three years with further threee years' recognizances.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
PaulHoldsworthListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of conspiring with intent to commit riot and gaoled for three years with further threee years' recognizances.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
JohnWalkersListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for two years and recognizances for further two years.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
JosephNaylorListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for two years and recognizances for further two years.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
JohnRydingListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for two years and recognizances for further two years.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
PhineasSanitinesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for two years and recognizances for further two years.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
JHutronListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
J RushworthListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot and sedition, gaoled for 18 months.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
PeterNoyeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For unlawful assembling, gaoled for two years and securities to keep the peace.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
JohnCrabtreeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For unlawful assembling, gaoled for two years and securities to keep the peace.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
WilliamAlhtonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For unlawful assembling, gaoled for two years and securities to keep the peace.Southern Star, 10 May 1840
RichardJones JnrListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Guilty of sedition at Monmouth assizes and gaoled for six months after being in confinement "for several months".Southern Star, 31 May 1840
IsaacJohnsonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Indicted at Chester assizes for uttering seditious and inflammatory language and gaoled for 12 months with sureties for two years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JohnStubbsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to conspriacy and riot and held in own recognizances for £100 and to receive judgement when called upon.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamBarnettListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to conspriacy and riot and held in own recognizances for £100 and to receive judgement when called upon.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
CharlesSavageListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to conspriacy and riot and held in own recognizances for £100 and to receive judgement when called upon.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamLoweListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to conspriacy and riot and held in own recognizances for £100 and to receive judgement when called upon.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamJacksonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Pleaded guilty to conspriacy and riot and held in own recognizances for £100 and to receive judgement when called upon.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JamesDukeAshtonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of seditious conspiracy, gaoled for 12 months and to find sureties for th ree years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JohnLiveseyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of seditious conspiracy, gaoled for 12 months and to find sureties for th ree years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamBenbowListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Convicted of sedition and gaoled for 16 months after being confined for eight months.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
Reginald JohnRichardsonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, nine months' imprisonment and afterwards recognizances for three years in £100 and sureties in £50 each.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WiliamButterworthListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, 18 months' imprisonment for the first offence and six months for the second, and afterwards recognizances in £500 and two sureties in £150 each for three years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
William Vickers JacksonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for 18 months and to enter into his own recognizances fof £500 and two sureties of £150 each for three years..Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JamesBronterre O'BrienListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, nine months' imprisonment and afterwards recognizances for three years in £100 and sureties in £50 each.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JohnKayListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for six months, recognizances of £200 and two sureties of £150 for three years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
ChristopherDoyleListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for nine months and to enter into his own recognizances for £500 and two sureties of £100 for three years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
William HenrySmithListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for 18 months and to enter into his own recognizances fof £500 and two sureties of £100 each for three years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamBarkerListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for 18 months with hard labour.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
FrederickDavidsonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
SamuelScottListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for eight months, and to enter into recognizances for £100 and two sureties of £50 each for his good behaviour.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
Charles MorrisListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for one year with hard labour; bound in recognizance in £100 and to find two sureties of £20.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
DanielBallListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for 18 months with hard labour, to be bound in own recognizance in £100 and to find two sureties of £20 to keep the peace for two years.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
PeterMundenListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamWilloughbyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for three months with hard labour.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
WilliamAitkenListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
JohnWildeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
GeorgeJohnsonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For conspiracy and sedition, gaoled for nine months.Southern Star, 31 May 1840
LewisRolandListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for one year and hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
EdwardLlewellynListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for nine months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
WilliamColesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JobHarrisListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for four months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
EdmondRichardsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for three months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
ThomasLewisListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for three months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnCharlesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried by the special commission at Monmouth on a charge of riot and gaoled for three months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JamesMooreListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For "blowing out furnaces" was gaoled for one year with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
WilliamAvardListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For "blowing out furnaces" was gaoled for two months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
GeorgeGeorgeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnPatridgeListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, gaoled for six months with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnGibbsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For making pikes was gaoled for one year with hard labour.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
ThomasDavisListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, was bound in his own recognizances for £50 to be of good behaviour for five years.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
HenryHarrisListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, was bound in his own recognizances for £50 to be of good behaviour for five years.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
WilliamTurnerListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, was bound in his own recognizances for £50 to be of good behaviour for five years.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnTomlinsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For riot, was bound in his own recognizances for £50 to be of good behaviour for five years.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnJonesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Brecon assizes on a charge of "riotously and seditiously entering the dwelling house of one Rees Phillips, and taking a gun therefrom, and putting the said Rees Phillips in bodily fear" - transportation for 10 years.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
DavidHowellsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. For "sedition," after having been some months in prison, was acquitted.Southern Star, 21 June 1840
JohnDuttonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for one month with sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JonathanBrooksListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for one month with sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
MatthewStarkieListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for one month with sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnCharltonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for one month with sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
WilliamWilcockListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for two months with sureties for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
ThomasMasseyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for two months with sureties for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnCollierListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for two months with sureties for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnBlackburnListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnBattersbyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
Richard EckersleyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
HenryParr alias BrooksListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnBoxendaleListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JohnShuttleworthListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
ThomasDeanListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JosephWebsterListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
GeorgeSmithListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
RichardHattonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
LukeWhowellListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for three months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JamesBoardmanListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for four months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
WilliamPassListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for four months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JoshuaNuttallListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for four months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
ThomasYatesListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for four months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
RichardHarrisonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for six months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
Alexander CrossListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for six months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
RobertWilliamsListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for six months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
GeorgeHunterListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for six months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
WilliamMossListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for six months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
JamesFinneyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for 12 months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
GeorgeSmithListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for 12 months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
GeorgeBellamyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for 12 months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
? IllegibleRigbyListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for 12 months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840
? illegibleHiltonListed as "victim of political persecution" by Southern Star Chartist newspaper. Tried at Kirkdale petty sessions for riot and assault, gaoled for 12 months months and sureties for good behaviour for 12 months.Southern Star, 28 June 1840