A Capital Conviction

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 17th March 1820

The article above appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal on 17th March 1820.  It states: 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.

The case was heard at the Huntingdonshire Assizes.

Postscript

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

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