Report of proceedings under commissions of Oyer & Terminer and Gaol Delivery, for the county of York, held at the castle of York before Sir Alexander Thomson ... and Sir Simon Le Blanc ... from the 2d to the 12th of January 1813. From the short hand notes of Mr. Gurney. To which are subjoined two proclamations, issued in consequence of the result of those proceedings.

London: Printed by L. Hansard, 1813. Hardcover. Report on the trial of the Luddites in Britain, listing those transported to Australia, following their convictions [of treason]. The Luddites were a group of desperate British weavers who broke into factories and destroyed textile machines in order to defend quality products made by skilled workers against mass produced, machine made products. Ned Ludd, a young worker who was thought to have been one of the first to demolish textile machinery was the namesake of the movement.

The alphabetical list of prisoners includes these transported to Australia: John Eadon, John Baines, Charles Milnes, William Blakeborough and George Duckworth (age 23 at the time of the trial). Duckworth was transported on the ship 'Ocean', 22nd of April 1823, for a term of 7 years, to New South Wales (see page 206 - 207).

Disbound, 8vo, xix, [1], 215pp. Deaccessed by the NY Bar Association, with their law library stamp at half title; scattered fox spotting to final leaves. Trove 49736041 cites electronic copies only. OCLC: 19432433. Good + overall. Item #23950

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