1ST JANUARY 1830: FUGITIVE BRABIN PERJURY TRIAL
A fine documentary pearlware jug, dated 1830, painted with the figures of Bets, Pol and Bob Brabin, Justice Jope and five named witnesses, titled in black beside each figure, the reverse with a scene titled 'Brabin at the Rum Cask', beneath the spout with eight lines of dated presentation address to James Richards of Fursdon, Liskeard, lined in blue and gilded, 17.7cm.
A report in the Royal Cornish Gazette of 24th August 1816 referred to proceedings on Wednesday 14th August stating: 'Brabin (who was not in custody) handed witness down an empty keg, and he gave it to Hinvest who filled it with rum from one of the puncheons, and it was again returned to Brabin'. The four individuals on trial were found guilty and variously sentenced to transportation or imprisonment. Whether or not this is the same Brabin who, some years later and once again at the rum cask, perjured, is a mystery. The Cornwall Record Office have details of an apprenticeship indenture dated 3rd October 1826 for Ann Bray, aged 10 years to Robert Brabin of Liskeard and for 1832 a will of Robert Brabin, farmer of Liskeard. William Jope's obituary was published in the Legal Observer of 1854 and stated that he was called to the Bar 20th June 1820, held the office of Recorder of Liskeard and died aged 65 years.
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