Hey! Do you want to spend hours researching old court cases of the "non elite" in London? I am a little surprised to tell you how
If you go to the site, go to the search engine over on the left hand side...type in a surname and see what you find! It is fascinating to me. Many were hanged at the Tyburn Tree. This was the name of the gallows that consisted of three tall uprights joined at the top with beams in a triangular pattern to form a triple gallows so that carts could be brought under the gallows three carts at a time. The Tyburn Tree was near what is now the Marble Arch in London.
There is now a convent also near this area, the Tyburn Convent...if you look at their website just here, you may read more about the Tyburn Tree.
Also, if you see that the punishment given is "transportation", that means that they were sent to either America or Australia. If the prisoners returned to England, they were then condemned to death by hanging.
Let me know if you are interested and are able to look at this site.
No matter what you find out about people who have lived in the past, I always like to remember that we don't know all the circumstances of their lives, only the bare bones of what is shown in the court records.
I am missing the colors of Autumn just now, we might even get snow this weekend. If we do, I will ask Richard to take photos, you know I will! Take care everyone and stay healthy!