© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 28 Apr 2020
Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
Criminal record for Herman Witpen (1825-1905)
On 14/4/1846, at the County Sessions held in Clerkenwell, London, Herman was found guilty of larceny i.e. theft. He was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment. No further details are known. But worse was to come. On 15/6/1846, in a trial at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, Herman was again convicted of larceny after stealing from his father. He was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment, which he served in the notorious Newgate prison . The Old Bailey archive has the following summary of the trial: “1312. HERMAN WHITPAN [sic] was indicted for stealing 2 yards of satin, value 8s. [worth about £47 today] ; the goods of Herman Whitpan; and that he had before been convicted of felony. Elizabeth Whitpan. I am the wife of Herman Whitpan, and live in Dorset-street, Spitalfields. I am a warper - the prisoner is my son - I missed two yards of satin from my box on the 5th of May - this is it - I have no doubt about it. George West. I am a pawnbroker - this satin was pawned by the prisoner on the 5th of May. William Gale (police-constable H 163). I took the prisoner - he gave me the duplicate of this satin - I produce the certificate of his former conviction at Clerkenwell - (read - Convicted on the 14th day of April, 1846, and confined ten days) - he is the person. GUILTY. Age 19. Confined Nine Months.” Sources. England & Wales Criminal Registers 1791-1892; Newgate Prison, London, Calendar of Prisoners 1785-1853.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 28 Apr 2020
Criminal record for Herman Witpen (1825-1905)
On 14/4/1846, at the County Sessions held in Clerkenwell, London, Herman was found guilty of larceny i.e. theft. He was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment. No further details are known. But worse was to come. On 15/6/1846, in a trial at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, Herman was again convicted of larceny after stealing from his father. He was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment, which he served in the notorious Newgate prison . The Old Bailey archive has the following summary of the trial: “1312. HERMAN WHITPAN [sic] was indicted for stealing 2 yards of satin, value 8s. [worth about £47 today] ; the goods of Herman Whitpan; and that he had before been convicted of felony. Elizabeth Whitpan. I am the wife of Herman Whitpan, and live in Dorset-street, Spitalfields. I am a warper - the prisoner is my son - I missed two yards of satin from my box on the 5th of May - this is it - I have no doubt about it. George West. I am a pawnbroker - this satin was pawned by the prisoner on the 5th of May. William Gale (police-constable H 163). I took the prisoner - he gave me the duplicate of this satin - I produce the certificate of his former conviction at Clerkenwell - (read - Convicted on the 14th day of April, 1846, and confined ten days) - he is the person. GUILTY. Age 19. Confined Nine Months.” Sources. England & Wales Criminal Registers 1791-1892; Newgate Prison, London, Calendar of Prisoners 1785-1853.