I was doing a Google search for my Shipgood family: +shipgood family London Unexpectedly I found the eye-witness testimony of my 2g-aunt in a crimal case. http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?path=sessionsPapers%2F18840915.xml Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th September 1884. 965. JOHN KILSEY (35) , Stealing 1l. 16s., the money of Thomas Speller. Second Count, receiving the same. ... MARY ANN SHIPGOOD . "My husband is a carman, of 5, Greg Street, Waterloo Road — we were in the Battersea Road on the Wednesday after Bank Holiday and saw the girl Sanderson and the prisoner in a tramcar going away from their home." A case including conflicting testimonies by the accused, his girl friend, her father and mother, her uncle (the victim), and others. It includes theft, abduction, threatened suicide, beatings, adultery ... the court of law shows the ugly side of society in any time and place. Victorian society was no different. Our relative was an innocent by-stander to some of the drama. How wonderful it is to have this little sample of her own words! The page image can be viewed at http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/images.jsp?doc=188409150181 [Mary Ann (Forsbury) Shipgood was the sister of Martha Jane (Forsbury) Ing, my great grandmother.]
Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada.
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