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Topic: Success with 1909 Prison Record for Mathew James

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I was amazed to find Mathew James with his father's name William James, and William had himself as Mathew James.
I knew it was the right family as it has the same address as on his birth cert.
Mathew as William was caught for stealing a hen and four chickens. He was only 16 and a half years old. He was out on his own bail, which his father must have covered. He was to return for judgement. I have still to find out what the return judgement was?
I though it very clever of William to get his son to swap thier forenames, it meant that there would not be a blot on his son's character record.

06 May 2013 01:33
by Irish Coleen 2