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Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« on: Tuesday 09 March 10 19:01 GMT (UK) »
Would be very grateful to anyone who can help me. I have just discovered a relative William Francis Pollard on 1841 census who is in the Cornwall County Gaol. Does anyone know how I can find out how he came to be there. I am a long way from Cornwall so a trip to the records office is not possible at this time.  :)

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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 00:08 GMT (UK) »
He was acquitted on 29th June of "stealing a fixture" - aged 14yrs
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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carole for your time. Such a relief.! Can I ask how you found this and is there any other info with it? My line stops with him at the moment so would be grateful for any crumbs ;. You are brill!! ;D

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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi

It was from a subscription website but that was the only info available unfortunately.

Is this him?

WILLIAM FRANCIS POLLARD   Birth:  22 JAN 1826   Christening:  11 JUN 1826   Falmouth, Cornwall   Father:  WILLIAM POLLARD    Mother:  MARY 
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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 22:13 GMT (UK) »
This does look promising. :) Don't know where you got mothers name from -I have been trying to find it all day. Thanks again

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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 22:31 GMT (UK) »
It was from the IGI which is free at  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0bq/
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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 23:12 GMT (UK) »
thanks Carole for all your hard work. I have seen that entry on IGI but although the date is right for my William Francis his father according to his marriage cert was a Cabinet maker, but the William pollard married to Mary from Menheniot is a Farmer. Can't seem to find any William Pollards who were cabinet makers to fit the bill though, ???

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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Could be worthwhile getting that christening entry checked for William's occupation

In1841 - your William Francis was in Bodmin gaol so as he was not with parents it is difficult to make the right connection.

However  the 1851 shows him b Falmouth and he is the only William Francis Pollard shown on either the 1841 or 1851 censuses

There are only 3 William Francis Pollard marriages on freebmd - your William's  in 1846 Penzance and then nothing until 1871 in London  and 1890 Penzance
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Re: Cornwall County Gaol & House of Correction
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 March 10 09:22 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Carole to keep bothering you but haven't sent for birth records before. Is that likely to give me father's occupation in 1826? Also if father had died before William Francis married in 1846 would that have been recorded on marriage certificate?