Re: [englishresearch] Assize info
- Hi Rosemary,
Thanks for the info and in addition they last for about 5 weeks if I
remember rightly (the assize sittings), also I found out that at one time
for a capital crime there was a time limit of only 30 mins for each case and
they could hear between 20 and 50 cases a day. Poor defendants and poor
The question was asked in the first place as there was a difference of a
month on records e.g. date of trial 16 March 1829 and date of sentence 16
Apr 1829, so I didn't know if this was an error in the records or if it had
been a month from trial to sentence. I have a tendency to think it was an
error but was just trying to make sure.
>After looking up the word Assize in the dictionary my husband thinks that_________________________________________________________________________
>his sentence would have been done on the same day.
>The word means, Formerly in England & Wales called Sessions held Four times
>a year. Principal courts in each county exersizing civil & criminal
>jurisdiction attended by itinerant Judges was replaced in 1971 by Crown
>This may not help you with your query but my husband felt that if we, those
>who are doing this sort of research, knew what the word meant then it might
>help with our research.
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