Imprisonment

  • Begley, Mathias J. (1860–1910), of Floore, Northamptonshire: three months with hard labour, for assaulting his wife, Martha (1900); one month for disobeying an order of the justices to contribute towards the support of his wife and family (1902).
  • Parker, Charles (1834–), of Daventry, Northamptonshire: one calendar month, for neglecting family (1864); three calendar months' hard labour, for leaving his family chargeable to the parish, at Daventry (1867); three months, for leaving five children chargeable to the parish of Daventry (1869) … after which, no trace has been found of Charles Parker in the census or BMD records of England.
  • Wills, James (1791–1847), of Everdon, Northamptonshire: fourteen days, for neglect of duty and misconduct towards his master, Stephen Hands, farmer, of Everdon (1830); one month, for stealing 70lbs. of coal, at Everdon, the property of the Rev. Frederick Green (1841).

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"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."—Lesley Poles Hartley (1895–1972), The Go-Between (1953).

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