Correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR4/2/10/33/13-15
  • Dates of Creation
      17-19 Sep 1840
  • Physical Description
      3 pieces, in separate wrapper.

Scope and Content

Letter from John Greenall to General [Peter] Heron (/13), dated 17 September 1840. He does not know a Mrs Worthington of Prescot [co. Lancs] and has not signed any petition.

Also a letter from Thomas Lyon to General Heron (/14), dated 18 September. He does not know a Mrs Worthington and fears she is an imposter.

Also a draft letter from Lord Stamford to Sir Charles Shaw [superintendent of police in Manchester] (/15), dated 19 September. Having been informed that Thomas Agnew has referred a petition from Jane Law to C.S. [see EGR4/2/10/33/12 above], he sends a similar fraudulent petition and letter received from Maria Worthington of Prescot, hoping that it may assist C.S. to discover "such daring Impositions on the Public".

The wrapper is annotated "^Cockshutt alias^ | Maria Worthington | of Prescot | Imposter" in the hand of Lord Stamford; it also carries notes on the case inside.

Dated at: Bank (/13), Appleton Hall [to. Appleton pa. Great Budworth] (/14) and Dunham Massey (/15).