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Look under your beds in Wellington!
« on: Friday 11 March 05 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

My gt-gt-grandfather, Richard Simmonds, was found hiding under a bed in the Dun Cow Inn, Duke Street, Wellington in July 1854.   He was hoicked out by a constable and, although he had not actually done anything wrong he was tried and convicted and given three months with hard labour for "intent to commit a felony"!   Poor Richard!!

His second wife remarried as a widow in 1857 and I am trying
to find out what happened to him between July 1854 and June 1857.    I assume he died, unless his wife was telling porkies when she remarried.

Has anyone any answers to this please, as it is driving me mad.

Branwell

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