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Offline Adnepos_Iacobi

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Offence in prison record
« on: Tuesday 28 July 20 10:58 BST (UK) »
I'm looking into the story of Joseph Oldfield FLETCHER (1855-1926)

He and his conspirators (Willm McCurry, Thomas Flanagan, John Robottom, Thos Nugent and Edward Conley) were jailed for 7 or 14 days in Strangeways in October 1877 for doing 'something' to a boat in Salford.

His next of kin in this record, brother James, had boatman Samuel BLOOMFIELD as a father-in-law; this might have a bearing on motive.

I can't make out the details. Please would you help out.
Powell (NTT) Hallam (DBY) Nadin (DBY) Hartley (Ancoats) Beech (Kirk Sandal) Potter (DBY)

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Re: Offence in prison record
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
It starts with Drunk &. I think the rest might be an abbreviation for riotous Behaviour (at Salford - but that bit's easy).
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Offence in prison record
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 15:03 BST (UK) »
Tx, I agree, it looks like Drunk Rtous Beh at Salford. I've not seen similar terms on adjacent pages.

It would have been much more interesting if his brother's father-in-law (boatman) had persuaded this gang to 'do over' his competition, or even 'sort out' the father-in-law'.

But there you go, just a normal Friday night in Salford.
Powell (NTT) Hallam (DBY) Nadin (DBY) Hartley (Ancoats) Beech (Kirk Sandal) Potter (DBY)