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Susannah Holmes

Susannah Holmes (c1762-1825) had been convicted of breaking into the house of Jabez Taylor and stealing 'one pair of linen sheets value 10 Shillings, one linen gown value 5 shillings, one linen shift value 2 shillings, four yards of Irish linen cloth value 6 shillings, three linen handkerchiefs value 3 shillings, one silk handkerchief value 2 shillings, three muslin neckcloths value 18 pence, two black silk cloaks value 10 shillings, two silver tablespoons value 12 shillings, two silver teaspoons value 2 shillings, goods of said Jabez'.



Susannah Holmes (c1762-1825) had been convicted of breaking into the house of Jabez Taylor and stealing 'one pair of linen sheets value 10 Shillings, one linen gown value 5 shillings, one linen shift value 2 shillings, four yards of Irish linen cloth value 6 shillings, three linen handkerchiefs value 3 shillings, one silk handkerchief value 2 shillings, three muslin neckcloths value 18 pence, two black silk cloaks value 10 shillings, two silver tablespoons value 12 shillings, two silver teaspoons value 2 shillings, goods of said Jabez'.

The law prescribed the death penalty for burglary and the Norfolk assize judge, Mr Justice Nares, put on his black cap and sentenced Susannah to death.

It must have been awesome to stand in court as a defendant and have the death sentence imposed.

After the court room rituals had been completed, the judge stayed the punishment and wrote the standard letter. '.... Some favourable circumstances appearing on her behalf ...', the judge wrote to the king, I humbly recommend her to Your Majesty, as a proper object of Your Majesty's Royal Mercy upon the several conditions following ... being transported as soon as conveniently may be to some of Your Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America for the term of Fourteen Years'. Susannah had been fortunate enough to have her name included in the judge's letter along with one other woman and nineteen men who had been convicted of capital offences on the Norfolk Circuit in March 1784.
His Majesty was 'graciously pleased to extend his Royal Mercy' to Susannah.


Susannah married Henry KABLE, son of Henry KABLE and Diana FULLER, on 10 February 1788 in Open Air Ceremony Sydney NSW. (Henry KABLE was born in 1763 in Laxfield Suffolk, England and died on 16 March 1846 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.)

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