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Re: Swansea Prison 1891
« Reply #18 on: Monday 14 October 19 13:49 BST (UK) »
Possibly "...a box..."?

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Re: Swansea Prison 1891
« Reply #19 on: Monday 14 October 19 19:27 BST (UK) »
I think you could be right!

Roger.... Thank you very much.

Could you help me further?  ..... is it strange that I can't find any newspapers reporting the crime?
Would there be information from the courts?

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Re: Swansea Prison 1891
« Reply #20 on: Monday 14 October 19 21:56 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat, Carley Louise.  I have had a quick (but not comprehensive) look to see if there are any newspaper reports of the sentencing of Mary Jane Perks but can't immediately find anything.  I am wondering if it was because such 'crimes' were fairly commonplace in those days.  The living conditions for ordinary people in many towns were horrendous, and those who resorted to a criminal activities did so generally just to survive.  The conditions in which many people were living in Merthyr alone are enough to make one weep. 

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Re: Swansea Prison 1891
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 15 October 19 17:43 BST (UK) »
Greensleeves... Thank you for taking a look.

I was guessing that this would be the case. Looking through the prison documents it's obvious what desperate times these women were living in.

I got so excited thinking that i could find more information. Sadly I don't think its out there.

Thank you again.

Carley