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  • Name George LETHERLAND 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3890  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2013 

    Father LETHERLAND,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margarat THOMAS 
    Married 24 Dec 1748  St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. John K. LITHERLAND,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 1807  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +2. William LITHERLAND,   b. Abt 1752
    Family ID F22986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Litherland name took on many spellings in the Kentucky, Indiana,
      Illinois area: Leatherland, Letherland, Litherland, Leitherland,
      Latherland. Generally, the individuals were not literate neither reading
      or writing. The resulting spelling in tax records or census reflected how
      the the recorder heard
      the name being pronounced. By the late 1800`S the spelling of
      "Litherland"seems to have become the
      accepted form for this particular family.
      The following is from the records of London County of Middlesex, England.
      at the
      Sessions of Peace,Oyer and Terminer
      of the
      City of London
      County of Middlesex
      Wednesday the 25th, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, Saturday the 28th
      of February, and Monday the
      2nd of March.
      In the 14th Year of His Majesty`S Reign
      being the
      Third Sessions in Mayoralty
      of the
      Right Honourable Humphrey Parsons,Esq:
      Lord-Mayor of the city of London
      For the year 1741
      Number III.
      Printed for J.Roberts , at the Oxford-Arms in Warwickland. MDCCXLI.
      N.B. The public may be assured, that (during the Mayoralty of the Right
      Hon. Humphrey Parson, Esq:
      Lord Mayor of this city, for the present year) the Sessions-Book will be
      constantly sold for Six-Pence;
      and likewise there will be no double Books.
      From pg. ( 16 & 17 ) Para 44.
      George Leatherland was indited for stealing 4 silk handkerchiefs, Value 8
      Schillings, the Goods of
      Holden Bouker, in his Shop, Jan the 10th.
      John Green On the 10th of January, the Prisoner and another man came into
      my Master's Shop, and desired to see some silk Handkerchiefs; I
      accordingly showed them several Parcels, and on my seeing the Prisoner
      fumbling on the Counter, I collar'd him , and these Handkerchiefs
      dropped from him. They are part of the Goods which I shewed him, and are
      property of my Master, Holden Bouker. Mr. Bouker. The prisoner
      confessed to me, when he was in the Round-House, that he stole these
      Handkerchiefs, but said, he was persuaded to it by the Man who was with
      Prisoner. I had been for some Grains for my Master, and met with this
      other man, and he desired to go with him, to buy a Handkerchief; I went
      with him into a Shop, but I asked for nothing, and as soon as I was
      taken, he ran away.
      Green. I am positive that they didn't drop from the other Man, but him.
      William Mathews. I have known the prisoner 15 or 16 Years, and always was
      an honest Man, as far as I knew.
      William Hill. I have known him for about seven Years, he followed the
      Cow Buisness, and I never heard any Ill of him in my Life.
      Another. I have known him between Three and Four Years, and never knew or
      heard any Ill of him.
      John Leatherland. I am his Brother, and never heard but that he behaved
      Thomas Leatherland. I am likewise his Brother, and never knew any Harm of
      Guilty 4p. 1Od
      On page ( 24 ), The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give
      Judgment as follows: George Leatherland, was sentence of Transportation:
      which meant he was sent to the Colonies. There he served 7 years on a
      plantation as a servant.
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      ID: I08921
      Name: George Litherland 1
      Sex: M
      Birth: ABT. 1720 in England
      Reference Number: 8921
      Notes pertaining to this family as compiled by Gwen Higgins of Asheville,
      North Carolina.
      George, of Middlesex, was convicted of stealing a silk handkerchief,
      valued at 4 pence. He was sentenced in January 1741 to be transported
      from Newgate Prison to the colonies (Maryland). During that period in
      English history "transporting" was the sentence given for all but the
      most seriou

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