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« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 12:12 BST (UK) »
A William Ball alias Hornblow appeared at a Quarter Sessions Court in 1879 re an incident at Highworth.
I would be grateful for some comments on what interpretation I should put on 'Alias'.
Thanks for any help. Toby.

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Re: Alias
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 12:18 BST (UK) »
It means that he sometimes used the name Hornblow instead of Ball.

As Hornblow, he had a previous conviction in 1868 (July 23rd at Swindon) for stealing hay and had served 42 days hard labour.
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 12:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks. There were many newspaper reports of a William Hornblow getting into trouble. Unfortunately
there were 2 William Hornblows in Broad Blunsdon born within a year or two of each other and both with a mother named Mary. Very difficult to separate one from  another. T.