Joseph Lewis, prisoner 5248 (PCOM 2/291)
Name No – Joseph Lewis 5248
Age (on discharge) _____ 11
Height _______________ 4ft 6 3/4
Hair _________________ Lt Brown
Eyes _________________Dk Grey
Complexion ___________ Fresh
Where Born ___________England
Married or Single _______Single
Trade or occupation _____None
Distinguishing marks _____Pockmarked Scar rght wrist
Address at time of apprehension – 32 Princess St Rotherhithe
Place and date of conviction – Greenwich 10 April 73
Offence for which convicted – Simple Larceny for st[ealin]g 28lb of Iron = 3/-
Sentence – 1 Cal[endar] Mo[nth] H[ard] L[abour]
Date to be liberated – 9 May 1873
Intended residence after liberation – Same Previous
Remarks antecedents &c« Return to Victorian children in trouble with the law
1. Look at Source 1. Read through the document to make sure you understand what it is telling you.
- How old was Joseph?
- What offence had he committed?
- What was his sentence?
- Why do you think a photograph and description of this boy was included in his record?
- Why do you think he committed this crime?