Prison record for John Greening 5997 (PCOM 2/291)
Name No – John Greening 5997
and Aliases _______________
Age (on discharge) ________11
Height __________________4ft 4 1/4
Hair ___________________ Lt Brown
Eyes ___________________D Grey
Where Born _____________Mortlake
Married or Single _________Single
Trade or occupation ______ None
Distinguishing marks – Scar on forehead
Address at time of apprehension – 1 Senior Place, Mortlake
Place and date of conviction – Richmond 10 June 73
Offence for which convicted – St[ealin]g a Q[uar]t[er] of Goosberries (growing)
Sentence – 1 Cal[endar] M[on]th H[ard] L[abour] & 5 years Ref[ormitor]y
Date to be liberated – 17 Jult 73
Indended residence after liberation – Boleyn Castle, East Ham, Essex
Previous Convictions: Summary 11 March 71 – St[ealin]g coal J.O.A. 10 Days H[ard] L[abour] or 10/- Richmond 1
5 Feb 73 St[ealin]g coal
2 cal[endar] mo[nth]s H[ard] L[abour] & whipped Richmond
Remarks, antecedents &c
Rab. sent 5-April 73« Return to Victorian children in trouble with the law
2. Look at Source 2. Read through the document and compare it with the one shown in Source 1.
- How old was John?
- What offence had he committed?
- What was his sentence?
- Why do you think he committed this crime?
- Why do you think his sentence is so harsh?
- There are two parts to John’s sentence. What do you think the Victorians thought was the point of:
- Sending the offender to prison?
- Sending the offender to the Reformatory?