To complete the story, the lord of the manor was held in such disrepute locally that while my ancestor was awaiting transportation, the vicar and other local worthies of the area put together 'a subscription' to pay for better accommodation and food for grandpa and to buy passage for his wife and children on an accompanying non-prison ship, such was the respect in which the family as a whole was held, as well as the hatred of the Lord of the Manor and the injustices he had perpetrated. After my ancestor was re-tried and hung, the unused money paid for a tiny rent-free cottage for the widow and her children, which apparently made the Lord of the Manor so angry that he died of an apoplexy shortly after he found out that they wouldn't be going into the workhouse - this according to my aunt, who did a huge amount of research into the family tree.One of my great great great grandfathers was sentenced to transportation for life for poaching a rabbit.
The first passenger services were in 1820’s so it must have been a very new and exciting thing.My Bro is still working his way through the family tree.
Early 1800s my great great great granddad was put in prison for 2 weeks.
The serious crime was..........
boarding a train without buying a ticket
Anyone else with such despicable family secrets ?
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