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From the Sussex Advertiser, 29th March 1813

At our Assizes at Horsham which ended on last Wednesday evening, 23 prisoners were tried, eleven of whom were capitally convicted, and received sentence of death. [Including] William Magwick, 43, and William Davis, 34, for wilfully slaughtering and feloniously stealing, on the grounds of Mr Ellman of Glynde, a valuable ram, the property of Sir John Sebright.

All the capital convicts were reprieved before the Judges left the town, except Simon Johnson, who is left for execution.

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