- Born: 1 Jul 1772, Kniveton, Derbyshire, England 198
Derby Mercury, Thursday 23rd April 1801- Advertisement for Escaped Prisoners
County of Derby
Escaped from the County House of Correction at Derby, on Wednesday morning the 8th of April, 1801, the following persons;-
Robert Martin, aged 27, about five feet five or six inches high; light brown hair, grey eyes, pale complexion, thin visaged; had on a blue lappell'd coat, pearl buttons, striped swansdown waistcoat, broad striped corduroy breeches, shoes buckled with small buckles on the side, and a round hat, is well known in the markets of Burton, Derby and Ashbourn, as a butter buyer, at which time he generally wears a long white smock, and a black silk handkerchief; has been in the buckle trade, and has lately kept a publick house in Birmingham.
Samuel Osbiston, aged 28, six feet high, dark short hair, round fresh coloured face; had on a brown coat, dark coloured velveret waistcoat, corduroy breeches, strong shoes, buckled, silk handkerchief, and a round hat; is stout and well made; was born at Kniveton, near Ashbourn, Derbyshire, where his parents now reside.
Thomas Miers, aged 25, about five feet 10 inches high, light colored hair, fair complexion, rather long visaged; had on a fustian frock made coat, light coloured velveret waistcoat, leather breeches, strong shoes, with buckles, round hat; has lived as a servant with Mr. Smith, farmer, at Ashbourn Green, and is well known in that neighbourhood.
Whoever will apprehend any of the above named prisoners, and lodge them in any of his Majesty's Gaols or Houses of Correction, shall receive a reward of five guineas for each prisoner, from William Eaton, Keeper of the County House of Correction at Derby.