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From: "ANNE CLARK-STEWART" <>
Subject: [BIGAMY] My Uncle , the Bigamist
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 23:52:25 GMT
I have an Uncle who was charged with bigamy and served time for it in an
English Jail. The problem I have is that no one in the family knows too
much about it or cares to remember.
The following are the particulars that I do know to be true:
His name is John Edwin Parry and he was born in IIQ 1902 in the Newcastle
Area. His birth was registered in Tynemouth. He was always known as Jack.
He was in the army in WWI and spent 7 years in India. Upon his return, he
married a woman named Emma (last name unknown) in Sandwich or Dover,and had
one son, named John. She left him around 1940.
During WWII, he signed up again in the RAF. I do not know which base he was
stationed at or what role he played, although due to his age, he was most
probably ground crew or maintenance. He met a woman named Lucy from
Walsall, whose brother owned plastic factory and whose sister owned a glove
factory in Walsall. Lucy and her brother ran the plastic factory. He
married Lucy on the Isle of Man and they had one son, whom he named John.
The only problem was that he hadn't divorced Emma.
I do know that he went to jail after the War ended, probably between 1946
and 1950. Although he had many glowing character references from the local
community, the judge didn't take any heed and my Uncle Jack went to jail.
As my mother was in Canada by this time, she never heard too much about what
actually happened and where all of these events took place. He was probably
tried and jailed in Walsall, as that was where they were living after he
married Lucy. She did write to my mother to tell her that Jack was in jail,
but my mother no longer has that letter.
Could someone on this list please give me some guidance as to how I can go
about finding his prison record or the record of his trial?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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