Association for the Prosecution of Felons - notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:6th of March 1805

Description:This notice outlines the aims of the Association for the Prosecution of Felons, formed in the Potteries in order "to bring Offenders of every description to condign punishment."


There are a series of rewards on offer to witnesses for information leading to a conviction:

  • For information on Stealing Coals from Carts:

  • - On commitment by a Magistrate: £1 1s
    - On conviction: £5 5s

  • For information about the receivers of stolen coals:

  • - On commitment by a Magistrate: £1 1s
    - On conviction: £5 5s

  • For information about stealing any colour from any mill or manufactory or embezzling the same:

  • - On commitment by a magistrate: £1 1s
    - On conviction: £5 5s

    For information about "stealing utensils and earthenware belonging to Manufactories, or committing any depredations thereon - implements of husbandry, Geese, Ducks, Fowls, Breaking or Damaging Gates, Stiles, Hedges, or any kind of Trespass, robbing gardens etc: £3 3s

    For information about Highway Robbery, House Breaking, Horse Stealing etc: £20

    About this document

    Pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood collected this document, which is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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