Hutchinson, Charles

[ Charles Hutchinson (Crown Attorney), Unknown, University of Western Ontario Archives RC50 ]Charles Hutchinson moved to London in 1846. He was the Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace who oversaw various trials of the Donnellys, as well as the two trials of James Carroll. Hutchinson fought vehemently to ensure that Johnny O’Connor would be able to testify against Carroll. He also attempted to have the venue of the trials moved, but he did not succeed. After the Feeheley confessions, Hutchinson hoped for a third trial, but he was not successful. After the trials, Robert Donnelly’s rowdy behaviour in Glencoe helped turn Hutchinson against the Donnellys.

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