Peter Ticknor.
7th June 1753
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304. (M.) Peter Ticknor was indicted for returning from transportation before the expiration of his time . *

[It appeared that the crime for which he was transported was that of going arm'd with Fire-arms and other offensive weapons, in order for landing and running uncustom'd goods which were liable to pay duty, which had not been paid or secured. The Crime committed at Lidd in the county of Kent, the 22d of December, in the 18th Year of his present Majesty's Reign.

That he was tried for the same at the Sessions-House in the Old-Bailey, in December Sessions, 1747, being in the mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Ladbroke , Knt.]

[The Record of his Conviction was read in Court. ]

Henry Baldwin . I saw the prisoner tried here in 1747, in December sessions, for riding with fire arms; he was convicted, and I was in court at the same time he was cast for transportation.

Q. What name was he tried by?

Baldwin. By the name of Peter Tickner , I took him upon Black-heath the 20th of February last, Jacob Pring , my partner, was with me at the time.

Q. What are you?

Baldwin. We are custom-house officers.

Jacob Pring . I have known the prisoner this ten years, and was with Mr. Baldwin on the 20th of Feb. when we met with and took the prisoner on Blackheath.

Mr. Anderson. I was an evidence against the prisoner in the year 1747; he was cast, and order'd for transportation for the term of seven years.

The prisoner in his defence said, that he was carried over to America, and taken prisoner going to Jamaica, and carried into St. Domingo in Hispaniola, and detained there two months; after that he was carried to Port-Royal, and pressed on board an English man of war; about two days after there was a cessation of arms, and a merchant-man coming for London and wanting hands, he was put on board her, that he went and lived at Bologne in France, where he got intelligence of a conspiracy by the smugglers to destroy the duke of Richmond's house, and murder him if they could catch him ; that he came over privately to acquaint the duke with it, and after that dar'd not go back again.

Guilty , Death .

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