13-year-old farmer and the 14-year-old miner were among 45 juveniles –ages
from 10 to 15 inclusive – whose entries were found among the more than 3,500
inmates named in the in-take book.
|6 were girls.
1 was a witness in an adultery case. 1 was a “disorderly person.”
|1 was a
servant girl, Harriet Stone, 13, who was tried for murder but acquitted after
10 minutes of jury deliberation in 1881. It’s a case worthy of deeper