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The Station Cat 02-20-2018 05:46 AM

Discharged on recognizances?
 
Ladies/Gents,

Can anyone tell me in layman's terms what this phrase means?

I'm curious to know as it's used during this case....

https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/brow...TRAM#highlight


Surely he wouldn't have just been allowed to go home, would he?

DJA 02-20-2018 06:15 AM

Yep.
Released without bail.

Graham 02-20-2018 07:32 AM

Check out The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan, and Koko's song in Act 1:

Taken from the county jail,
By a set of curious chances.
Liberated then on bail,
On my own recognizances.

I.e, he had to be responsible for his own behaviour whilst on bail.

Tra la!

Graham

The Station Cat 02-20-2018 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham (Post 441171)
Check out The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan, and Koko's song in Act 1:

Taken from the county jail,
By a set of curious chances.
Liberated then on bail,
On my own recognizances.

I.e, he had to be responsible for his own behaviour whilst on bail.

Tra la!

Graham

Thanks chaps, so he must have just been allowed to return to his Regiment in India
.

GUT 02-20-2018 12:21 PM

It doesn’t say on his own recognizance. So others may have been required to put up some $$$. Not sure he’d have been able to go back to his regiment either having been found guilty and of unsound mind.

Not sure what they’d call it today where you are but here it’d be a Good behaviour Bond.

The Station Cat 02-20-2018 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GUT (Post 441204)
Not sure he’d have been able to go back to his regiment either having been found guilty and of unsound mind.

That's what I thought, but following the case he returns back to India and doesn't get discharged from the army for another 3 years.


Henry MOTTAM born Bethnal Green 1875

Joins East Surrey Regiment as 4369 Pte on the 29th July 1893
Service.......
Home 29th July 1893 to 13.03.1894 (228 days)
Malta 14.03.1894 to 04.10.1895 (1 year 205 days)
India 05.10.1895 to 27.10.1905 (10 years 22 days)
Home 28.10.1905

GUT 02-20-2018 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Station Cat (Post 441205)
That's what I thought, but following the case he returns back to India and doesn't get discharged from the army for another 3 years.


Henry MOTTAM born Bethnal Green 1875

Joins East Surrey Regiment as 4369 Pte on the 29th July 1893
Service.......
Home 29th July 1893 to 13.03.1894 (228 days)
Malta 14.03.1894 to 04.10.1895 (1 year 205 days)
India 05.10.1895 to 27.10.1905 (10 years 22 days)
Home 28.10.1905


In that case yes they took him back

Paddy 02-20-2018 02:19 PM

If they said he was temporarily insane perhaps he just had to see a doctor before he was deemed fit to return to india.

Pat....


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