Mudcat Café message #3646542 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155090   Message #3646542
Posted By: Stu
30-Jul-14 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
Subject: RE: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
In 1830 one of my ancestors (a Scot) was on trial in Hampshire for house breaking with four other chaps but avoided the death penalty when him and another bloke was acquitted. The other three were sentenced to death but had their sentences commuted to deportation, and presumably off to Australia they went.

Funny old world.