Burslem, Longport, Cobridge and Brownhills Union Association for the prosecution of Felons - from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:15th of May 1823

Description:A group of local people from the Burslem area have formed an association to prosecute anyone guilty of crimes against person or property.


In this notice they outline a sliding scale of rewards for informers that relate to a variety of offences - from £10 10s for capital offences, to £1 1s for theft of livestock.

The notice is signed by the following men:

  • Enoch Wood and Sons;

  • William Walsh;

  • Marsh and Haywood;

  • C.J. Fourdrinier;

  • Ralph Stevenson;

  • John Pepper;

  • Thomas Beardmore;

  • H & R Haywood;

  • Charles Cotton;

  • Isaac Swindels;

  • George Alcock;

  • Benjamin Cotton;

  • John Godwin;

  • Cartlidge & Cork;

  • William Harding;

  • George Appleby;

  • Samuel Mayer;

  • George Cormie;

  • L.H. Rhead;

  • Enoch Wood, Jun;

  • Joseph Sherwin;

  • James Smith;

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

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