These articles brings to a conclusion Henry’s arrest for burglary, which can be found here.
SNEINTON: THE ROBBERY AT THE “SIR ROBERT PEEL ARMS”
Henry Sharpe and Henry Savage, remanded from Wednesday on a charge of stealing the sum of £40 from the house of Mr. Doughty, landlord of the Sir Robert Peel public house, Sneinton, were again placed at the bar. Mr Palethorpe, superintendent of police, reiterated the evidence he gave on a former occasion, and stated the money had not been found. The bench thought it a case of suspicion, but there was no evidence to convict the prisoners. They were consequently discharged.
Here are the second instances of Henry being in the Newspapers. Given what more is to come, I have a hard time believing that he kept his nose clean for the 9 years between this article and the last. Maybe he behaved himself for a while, or maybe he didn’t get caught. I honestly have a hard time believing either of those ideas considering. lol
Burglary and Capture of the Thieves.
On Wednesday morning last Henry Savage, a pugilist, and Henry Sharpe, cordwainer, were taken before Lord Belper and the sitting Magistrates, at the Shire-hall, Nottingham, charged with having committed a burglary at the Sir Robert Peel beer-house, at Sneinton, a village adjoining the town, and stealing £40 in gold, the property of Mr. Dufty, the landlord, who as recently returned from the Australian fold diggings. It appears from the evidence that on Saturday evening last the prisoners went to the prosecutor’s house and persisted in occupying a room near to that in which the money was. About 12 o’clock the landlady retired to rest, when she discovered that her bed-room door had been broken open, the drawers ransacked, and the above sum stolen. The police were instantly communicated with, and the prisoners were apprehended the next day by superintendent Palethorpe, but no portion of the money has yet been recovered. When before the Magistrates they denied the charge, but Sharpe was positively identified by the son of the prosecutor as having entered his bed-room a short time before the robbery. Both the prisoners were remanded until Saturday.
The value of £40 in today’s money is £4,929.33.
The conclusion to this can be found here.
As yet, this seems to be the first record of Henry Savage, born in 1825, that I can find.
I found a few articles from different papers, seems they each had the same or similar info.
PREVENTION OF A PRIZE FIGHT
Henry Savage was brought up in custody, and charged by Police Constable Pinegar with intending to fight a prize battle at Basford, and was ordered to pay the expenses, 14s, to enter into his own recognizance of £10, and to find a surety in the same amount. John Hibbert, of Glasshouse lane, was accepted as his bond, and he was then liberated.
We understand this to be our Henry Savage from later newspaper articles that include his wife, Emma Scott, and describe Henry as a trainer of prize fighters in Nottingham.
I believe that John Hibbert ran a pub in the area, and was likely invested in the fight, or put on the fight.
This would not be Henry’s last run in with the law, as we’ll see.