Reprinted from the Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Vol. 77, 1967.
Letters of a Lancashire Luddite Transported to Australia, Tomlinson, V.I. Published by Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society., Manchester, UK (). Tomlinson, V.I., "Letters of a Lancashire Luddite Transported to Australia ", Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society 77 (): Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Thomas Holden: letters of a Lancashire luddite transported to Australia Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. 77 pp - Gives the background to the trial and extracts from the letters and other letters and a diary formerly at Bolton, now lost, which were extracted in Bolton Evening News. Our heritage, the Luddite Rebellion Who Where The Luddites? The Luddites were textile workers in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, skilled artisans whose trade and communities were threatened by a combination of machines and other practices that had been unilaterally imposed by the aggressive new class of manufacturers that drove the Industrial Revolution.
This Luddite "Army of Redressers" wasn't content to just send letters. They started breaking into factories and destroying stocking frames. The discontent and destruction spread. Soon, the newly established Prince Regent was offering reward money for information on these so-called frame-breakers and frame-smashers. Tomlinson, V I Letters of a Lancashire Luddite transported to Australia - Lee, C E Robert Stephenson the elder ( - ), railway and mining engineer: His Lancashire connections Chaloner, W H Letters from Lancashire lads in America during the Civil War, - Luddite activity continued in Lancashire and Cheshire into the summer of and blended into efforts to establish larger trade combinations and into political reform, but the force of Luddism dissipated following the acquittal of dozens of accused Luddites in Lancaster later that year and the administration of loyalty oaths coupled with royal. Hoping for some assistance as I have reached a brick wall. My 2 x great grandfather was charged on 5 February at the County General Sessions Salford Manchester and subsequently convicted on 25 Feb at the Salford Intermediate Sessions Salford, Lancaster resulting in transportation to Australia for 10 years.
Tomlinson, V I; Letters of a Lancashire Luddite transported to Australia, - Vale, David ; Connecting Manchester to the sea: The origins and early years of . Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia «Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 GMT (UK)» I should explain that Tasmania still has its own Supreme Court, as does each of the five other former British Colonies that federated into one british colony back in The Luddite uprising began in Nottingham in November , and spread to Yorkshire and Lancashire in early The Luddites’ main tactic was to warn the masters to remove the frames from their premises. If the masters refused, the Luddites smashed the machines in . The Lancashire Riots by Christine Goodier MA. Between and British society experienced a period of great social tension. Abroad, the country was at war, first with America and then with France, while at home groups like the machine-breaking Luddites spoke of overthrowing the established order.