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Forum: Black Sheep

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Did your ancestor appear at the Old Bailey?

    If you have ever wondered this, or indeed just like a good read you can visit the Old Bailey on line, which has a fully searchable data base of The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, complete with trial transcripts. http://www.oldbaileyonline.org//

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  1. Once an outcast always an outcast?

    I was browsing through a parish register searching for births and marriage's of my ancestors. I came across an entry for what I believe to be a relative of my ggggrandfather. It listed the birth of a son James as the spurious (illegitimate) offspring of this woman Elizabeth. A couple pages later...

    Started by Chobuck‎, 23-03-2011 1:56 AM
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  2. Stack firing

    A distant ancestor by the name of Thomas Desborough was convicted of this offence on 24th July 1880 in Cambridgeshire and was sentenced to 12 months h l (hard labour?). Has anyone come across the term stack firing before?

    Started by RobinC‎, 07-03-2011 5:30 PM
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  3. Exclamation A Choice Of Three Possibilities

    My one g g grandfather is a total mystery. The only records of him are his marriage certificate dated 1847, my g grandfather's birth certificate dated 1854, plus the 1851 census. This gives his date of birth as about 1825 in Herefordshire (have yet to locate any records for this event). He then...

    Started by exiled brummie‎, 22-02-2011 12:57 PM
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  4. Horatio ABBOTT Black Sheep Mystery

    I have come to a dead end with Horatio George ABBOTT bap. 22 Jan 1832, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight and I wonder if someone might come up with some suggestions / ideas, perhaps even some facts! Brief details: he was a bit of a 'bad 'un' and was in all sorts of brushes with the law since 1850! I...

    Started by Bertie‎, 29-01-2011 1:26 PM
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  5. Cool My very own black sheep + a few extra lambs

    I started halfheartedly researching my family tree back in 2004 - mainly to find out about my paternal line as my father had left my mother when I was 18 months old and I had reached the age where doctors start to ask the "any family history of ..." questions! Along the way I have discovered...

    Started by Ultramum‎, 22-01-2011 11:44 PM
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  6. honour restored ,no longer a black sheep

    my great grandfather who left his first wife to go off with another woman?, well I now have a reliable genealogist who has informed me that he did not, his first wife died young and none of his later five children are illegitemate. Caveat Emptor!!, the problem came about because five years ago I...

    Started by celestine53‎, 20-11-2010 6:42 PM
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  7. possible black sheep??, help required

    hello, i have a great grandfather who was married and then from the written evidence left his wife and took up with another woman and had five illegitimate children by her, then when his first wife died in 1881 he married the mother of his five children and went on to have six more. As divorce...

    Started by celestine53‎, 09-11-2010 11:44 PM
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  8. Cape Town Gaol 1855

    I came across this while transcribing BMDs from the South African Commercial Advertiser and Cape Town Mail. I thought it was quite interesting to see the list of crimes for which people were in gaol in 1855. CAPE TOWN GAOL Return of Prisoners in the Cape Town Gaol, 12th January 1855,...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 22-08-2010 5:15 PM
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  9. Morpeth Prison 1836

    Have located a death in Morpeth prison Robert Wright White June 7/1836 No idea if he is related yet or not but it has got curiosity up. Found the information on Family Search, Northumberland, Morpeth, 1769-1840 page 654 How can I locate any more information on him. Like what he did??...

    Started by wenfri‎, 31-08-2010 5:20 PM
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  10. Benjamin Cartledge Prison hulk inmate.

    My multi-grandfather was convicted of stealing cheese (Chesterfield) in 1843 and given a sentence of transportation, but later rescinded. He supposedly spent 7 years on a Prison Hulk "Warrior" moored at Woolrich Arsenal. He came from Eckington Derbyshire. My latest intrigue is that my...

    Started by kkopec‎, 30-08-2010 5:57 PM
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  11. Half Sister

    Hi, Hope any one can give me direction as where to look with I`m sorry very vague details. In 1960-62 a Mr Broomer had an affair with a lady whose name might be Gladys a child was the result of this affair. I know he had to go to court & had to pay maintenance. I know its a tall order but is...

    Started by barneyboy‎, 19-08-2010 6:17 PM
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  12. Susan Nott Transported 1845

    Whilst searching my Cornwall ancestors, I realised that one branch disappeared after 1841. Searching on the most unusual name, I discovered that the wife: Susan Nott age 37 in 1845 was convicted of "larceny of the person" and sentenced to 10 years transportation. In 1841 census at Veryan,...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 13-08-2010 5:43 PM
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  13. Help Required.

    I am researching the GUY family tree,and at present one member of the family is giving me a few headaches, although it is something i would love to solve because of the mystery and intrigue associated with this person. His name is John GUY (aka Jack), the last reference to him i have is the 1911...

    Started by Nigel 1804‎, 20-06-2010 2:35 PM
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  14. Question A Possible Pirate

    A several times great uncle, Abraham Slater, was born in Dalton in Furness Lancashire in 1759. Apart from his baptismal record the only other mention of him is on a family headstone that says he was drowned in 1784 when his ship the "Rollins" of Lancaster was lost. No month, location or anything....

    Started by exiled brummie‎, 11-08-2010 3:37 PM
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  15. Browns - London area circa 1820

    Trying to trace the history of a Samuel William Brown, christened Waltham Abbey, Essex 5 Sep 1819 (born 9 August 1819 to John and Sarah Brown : other children were Sarah, John, Charles and Mary Ann. I am searching for a Samuel William Brown who turned up in Australia in c1837 - how, when and why he...

    Started by defadog‎, 06-08-2010 3:23 PM
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  16. My black sheep, James Warren

    My GG grandfather, James Warren born 1808 in Mitcham, Surrey, England was transported for life to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) in December 1829, arriving in Tasmania in April 1830 having sailed on the 'Mary'. I don't have a great deal of information on him other than he was a Trade Print Engraver....

    Started by Sandeea‎, 27-07-2010 8:33 AM
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  17. Shades of black sheep?

    My sister has found a note she made to herself, when my mother said "speaking of black sheep" and told her stories of 3 people: Her cousin Bill (born about 1901, so her mothers cousin, I think) had been arrested in Spain and held in protective custody, after singing the Red Flag in a Fascist area...

    Started by DorothySandra‎, 20-07-2010 4:52 PM
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  18. Baker to Banker?

    I don't know if this is in the right place, but to my family Nellie was a black sheep. Let me explain - Frederick Edward Woods, born Colchester 1870 and Nellie (Ellen) Kerney/Carney, born Pancras 1869 were married on 7th March 1891 at Clapham, a few weeks before the census. On census night...

    Started by Thomasin‎, 25-06-2010 2:39 PM
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  19. Criminal Registers after 1892

    This has probably been asked before, but my searches didn't find anything. What about criminal registers after 1892? My GG grandad was in a prison in Maidstone, Kent for the 1911 census (he came from Lancashire). Is it too early to look at this? Or would it be at the country archives? ...

    Started by littlemisskim‎, 17-06-2010 6:13 PM
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  20. A small flock!

    Only the Australian part of the following story was my work and the credit for the actual discovery needs to go to my some sort of cousin, M, who is living in Newport, Monmouthshire. She contributed the hypothesis of what may have happened and family knowledge of the return and did the considerable...

    Started by spison‎, 12-02-2010 4:36 AM
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