Hereford lies on the bank of the River Wye, and is the county town of Herefordshire. Henry 1st gave Hereford City status in 1154, and this was reaffirmed by Queen Elizabeth in 2000.
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By far the most common reason for people coming before the Court was Larceny and there was a wide range of punishments recorded for this crime…………ranging from a few days to several months in gaol, sometimes with a whipping thrown in, or hard labour. Occasionally if it was a second offence, then the sentence was Transportation for a few years. Continue reading

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