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Sources

1848-03-20 Criminal Record for John STANBRIDGE b1819

“England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892” [database online] Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 July 2011), entry for John Stanbridge, date of trial 20 March 1848, sentenced to imprisonment; citing The National Archives of the UK, Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales, series HO 27, piece 86, page 276. See image, above.

Brighton Gazette, November 4 and 11, 1847, and excerpts transcribed from the Sussex Express of November 13, 1847. With sincere appreciation to Jim Etherington, of the Lewes Historical Society, August 2011.

“Spring Assizes, Home Circuit, Lewes, March 23,” The Times (London), 24 March 1848, page 7, cols 4-5.

“Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations,” [online] Lewes website (http://www.lewes.co.uk/bonfire.aspx : accessed July 15, 2011).

“Lewes Bonfire Celebrations,” by Alex Leith [online] Viva Lewes website (http://www.lewesbonfirecelebrations.com/article/1847-bonfire-riots/  : accessed July 15, 2011).

Police Depositions, “Trial of Eight Men for Riot and Tumult in Lewes, 5 November, 1847,” National Archives U.K.,  ASSI 36/6,  18 pages, received 9 August 9 2011 via email.

Excerpt from Sussex Agricultural Express, 23 October 1847, transcribed by Jim Etherington of the Lewes Historical Society and kindly provided via email, August 2011.