Author Topic: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London  (Read 606 times)

Offline BAC3

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #18 on: Monday 19 February 18 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for all the information, which I am enjoying collating.   I am extremely grateful.   I can now with some confidence complete my Biography for William FORTUNE and in turn pass the narrative to the other website I mentioned with due acknowledgement to RootsChat.

You may wish to know, although probably not be surprised, that William FORTUNE was a thoroughly bad lot.   In 1850, in concert with four other inmates, he was indicted for attempting to set fire to Parkhurst Prison.   Then, after being transported to WA, he re-offended and was sentenced in 1856 at Perth to another 7 years transportation.  He had earlier been acquitted at Perth of larceny in 1855 :o

Once again, thank you, take care,

BAC3


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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #19 on: Monday 19 February 18 20:27 GMT (UK) »
There is a piece in the Brirish newspaper,

Morning Advertiser 20 September 1847

was unsure if you had come across it but happy to post it if you would like to add to the record

Willsy

Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright from National Archives

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #20 on: Monday 19 February 18 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you willsy,

I have transcripts of both his Old Bailey and Winchester trials, together with newspaper reports.
The attempt to set fire to Parkhurst Prison was quite a famous news item at the time.

For now,

BAC3