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From: Joy Langdon <>
Subject: [CHS] Strays - black sheep
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 20:10:30 +0000 (GMT)


The following, born in Cheshire, appear in the City of Exeter Police Charge Books (1847-1850):

John GILE labourer  Chester  Age 24    26 Nov 1847  charged with 3 others with going into shop of Blackmore baker & theft of bread and soliciting and receiving money from  
                                                                    different persons. Gile and 2 others discharged and relief from poor box of 1/6 each, 4th accused got 7 days in prison.
                                                                    The index also gives description:  5ft 5, brown hair, hazel eyes, oval face.  Occupation excavator.

George & James DICKENS weavers  (no ages given)  Macclesfield  25 Feb 1848 (1 blind the other nearly blind)  charged with begging   1 week hard labour.

William TURNER  silk weaver  Macclesfield   age 21    14 Nov 1849  charged with another with stealing 2 loaves of bread.   Remanded then discharged.

Robert JENKINS painter Stockport   age 25        26 Nov 1849   charged with theft of 3 small loaves of bread.  1 week in prison.

Wm Henry POLLARD  joiner Macclesfield  age 32     04 Dec 1849   charged with begging.  Cautioned and discharged.

John DAVENPORT  bookbinder  Chester   age 60    28 Sep 1850  charged with begging.  1 week in prison.

Regards,

Joy





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