Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Old Bailey court case, where my 2g-grandparents (Mary Ann's parents) were the vicims of a robbery in October 1861! 21st October 1861 898. CAROLINE SMITH. (17) , Breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Forsbury, and stealing therein 2 gowns, 2 waistcoats, 3 pinafores, 1 handkerchief, a petticoat, and a mantle, his property. MR. WA. conducted the Prosecution. See original ANN FORSBURY . I am the wife of James Forsbury, of 5, St Georges-terrace, Ebury-bridge, Pimlico—on 14th September, I locked my room-door—I have two parlours; one room goes into the other; there is only one door that I can lock—I left the parlour, and locked the door—I went down to the kitchen, and was there for half an hour—when I came up, my parlour door was unlocked—I found all my things gone, and my door left open—my things had been in a box in the bedroom—I missed two gowns, a white petticoat, a white pocket-handkerchief, two little waistcoats, a pair of cord trousers, three little tunics, and a black silk mantle—I do not know the prisoner. ELIZABETH CLARK . I am the wife of John Clark, and live in the same house an the last witness,—on 14th September, I saw the prisoner about half-past 1 o'clock at the front door—she came and gave one knock—she asked for Mrs. Clark—I said, "Which Mrs. Clark do you want? there are two live in the house, but I believe the other Mrs. Clark is out"—she said, "It does not signify; will you let me stop here out of the rain?—I live in the kitchen—I went down stairs, and left her at the door—I saw the last witness in the back kitchen—the prisoner had no bundle or anything when she came to the door. SAMUEL HOWARD . I live in the same house as the two last witnesses—I saw the prisoner on 14th September from about a quarter to half-past I—I first saw her walking past the house—I saw her two or three times passing the house—she had no bundle then—at last I saw her leaving the house with a bundle. So courtesy of the Old Bailey court house, I also have the words of my 2g-grandmother!


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