The St Mary Bourne rioter’s journey on the Convict Ship Eleanor, 1831


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Before the convicts set off on their journey to New South Wales they were transferred from the Gaol they were held at  to a Prison Hulk, there is a little confusion here as on Ancestry the hulk is named Hardy, a hospital ship and in other secondary sources the hulk is stated as being the … Read moreThe St Mary Bourne rioter’s journey on the Convict Ship Eleanor, 1831

Accounts of the St Mary Bourne Swing Riots

“The Swing Riots were a widespread uprising by agricultural workers;” [1] In the St Mary Bourne area there are two recorded events. Thursday , 18th November 1830 “Friday Night – A Hay-rick, at Wadwick the property of Mr. Longman, was burnt last night.  The fire was visible at Andover.  It is supposed to be the act on … Read moreAccounts of the St Mary Bourne Swing Riots

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