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Offline Lazarus

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Sale of wife
« on: Saturday 07 April 18 04:07 BST (UK) »
I am trying to identify this George Trethew(e)y who I think was living with Ann Gomow/Gommow 1841 Census Thallnick?? St Stephen in Brannel.
I have possible link to Ann.


The actions of George Trethewey of St. Stephen in Brannel quickly became
national news, the following being taken from the London newspaper The Poor
Man’s Guardian, 25 April 1835.
 
SALE OF A WIFE – One of those abominable
scenes which disgrace the morals and manners
of the present enlightened age, and is almost
unparalleled in the history of this country
took place Friday last in the market-place
of St Austell. A man named Tretheway, of St.
Stephen’s in Branwell, in consequence of the
supposed infidelity of his wife, resolved to get
rid of her by public sale, and about eleven
o’clock led her into the market decorated with
a halter. The husband who appeared to be
about sixty years of age, put her up for sale; 2d
was offered for the dame, but this being
quickly doubled by a person in the crowd, who
turns out to be an itinerant tinker, he was declared
to be the purchaser, and the woman
handed over to her new master. The farmer of
the market now demanded his toll, and we
blush to record the fact, that, despite the
“march of intellect,” in the town of St. Austell,
in the nineteenth century, toll was paid by
George Tretheway for the sale of his wife ! This
disgraceful business being ended the parties
retired to a neighbouring ale house, when a
new scene opened upon the astonished spectators.
A woman of about forty years of age,
stepped forward to claim the hand of George
Tretheway, and was quickly followed by a second,                             
who claimed a similar honour. A battle
between the women was the consequence,
which ended in favour of the first claimant.

With thanks.
Wyatt and Wood of Glossop, Derbyshire. Longstaff of Bishop Auckland,Durham. Harry of St Austell and St Kew,Cornwall. Charters of County Antrim.Knight of Warwickshire.Hendy of Ballyedmonduff.

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Re: Sale of wife
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 April 18 07:25 BST (UK) »
Was that the "Ye Goode Olde Days"  ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Sale of wife
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 April 18 09:36 BST (UK) »
 ::) :-X  ::)

Two entries for marriages of George Trethewy in St Stephen in Brannel

20 July 1816 to Grace Whetter

27 Dec 1824 to Elizabeth Roberts


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Re: Sale of wife
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 April 18 09:41 BST (UK) »
Not sure about this

St Stephen in Brannel

24 Aug 1820 Grace Trethewy, aged 45

None for Elizabeth post 1824.

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