A Capital Conviction

17 March 1820

By Kathryn Betts

The following article appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal on 17th March 1820:

Photo:The case was heard at the Hungingdonshire Assizes

The case was heard at the Hungingdonshire Assizes

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 17th March 1820

Edward Coningsby (aged 17) and Thomas Wallon (aged 14) were capitally convicted of stealing a pony out of the parish of Meldreth, in Cambridgeshire, the property of Mrs Eliz. Maze, and received sentence of death, but were both reprieved.


Edward Coningsby was transported to Australia for his crime.  More information on the Coningsby family is available on the following pages on our website:

The Coningsby Family of Meldreth

The Coningsby Family: an old Meldreth Family

This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 02/02/2012.