10th September 1783
Reference Numbert17830910-8
SentenceDeath; No Punishment > pardon; Transportation

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603. DAVID KILPACK was indicted for returning from transportation, and being found at large, on the 31st of August last, without any lawful cause.

(The Record read as before.)

JOHN OWEN sworn.

Do you recollect the prisoner? - Yes, he was tried in February sessions.


Look at the prisoner? - I live at Sandhurst, in Kent, I apprehended the prisoner at Sandhurst, near Hawkurst.

Did he make any resistance? - Not in the least.

Surrendered himself quietly? - Very much indeed Sir, and very civily.


The prisoner was on board.

Do you recollect what part he took, when they took this vessel out of your hands? - I do not recollect seeing him, I only know that he was on board, and made his escape, I do not recollect his taking any part in it.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY , Death .

[Pardon on condition of Transportation. See summary.]

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