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Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 07:31 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find why Thomas Curtis born 31.1.1796 at Iron Acton. He died in Gloucester Gaol on the 5.11.1929. Why was he sent there and where was he buried. His wife Ruth Nichols died in 1951 a pauper. She brought up a son Thomas Curtis who later went to South Wales. Did she have other children?
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Re: Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 08:06 GMT (UK) »
1896 and/or 1829?
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Re: Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 08:11 GMT (UK) »
Sorry 1829 either 11th May or 5th November? unsure.
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Re: Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 08:33 GMT (UK) »
Death Registration Ruth Curtis, Dec Qtr 1851, Chipping Sodbury, 11 186 - age 52.

1851 Census -
Ruth Curtis, widow, age 53, almsperson, born Little Sodbury + son Thomas, 21, born Iron Acton.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Here are the children, including Thomas, born in Iron Acton,


John  09 June 1822
Mary  26 Dec 1824
Thomas  26 Jul 1829

Parents: Thomas & Ruth
Labourer


William  04 Nov 1832
Parents:  Ruth
Married Woman

Maybe she was telling fibs :)


Possible death for William,

William CURTIS
I Acton
25 November 1833


Regards,
Daisy
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Re: Thomas Curtis of Iron Acton
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 17:24 GMT (UK) »


Registers of Prisoners 
Gaol or Prison:  The County Gaol
Gaol or Prison Place:  Gloucester

Lent Assizes 1829

When brought in:  January 26th 1829
Thomas MILLS alias Thos CURTIS
Age:  33
Parish:  Iron Acton
By Whom Committed:  J. B. CHESTON Clerk

Crime:  Charged on the Oaths of Samuel FISHER and William CARTER on suspicion of having on the night of the 13th day of January inst feloniously stolen from a farm yard in the Parish of Compton Greenfield a chestnut Gelding the property of

Marks, Status etc.
Light brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, thin face, large nose, rise on the bridge thereof wide nostrils, lower front teeth irregular, two long scars down right jaw, a mole rt? side his neck, four moles rt arm, two moles left arm, two moles on the small of his back, a mark on left chin, varicose veins on left leg, read and write.
Labourer
Height: 5.. 7 1/2

When tried and & event of trial
Lent Assizes April 1st 1829
Death Recorded

When Dischd
11th may 1829

How Behaved
Orderly

See penitentiary register.



What an great description of him :)

I don't know if that meant he was sentenced to death, other prisoners entries include transportation, x time in the penitentiary, and death recorded.



I can't find him on these sites,

http://www.britishexecutions.co.uk/

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/gloucester.html

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/gloucester.html
 

but I found this,

http://www.bartleby.com/81/14129.html

so maybe he died before his sentence was remitted?


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