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Wolds absconders index
From the absconder's index taken from Leicester and Nottingham Journal 1759 to 1786, Leicester Journal from 1787:
Ann Bromley, 23, from Justice, suspected of having and destroyed a bastard child, Wymeswold, 21 October 1786.
Thomas Millns, aged 48, absconded from family, Wymeswold 23 April 1813.
Sarah Owns, her father a clockmaker, robbed Edmund Prideaux of property from Denton, Lincs, born Wymeswold 21 March 1794.
Sarah Rogers absconded from husband Samuel Rogers, Wymeswold, 30 October 1784.
9th November 1821
Thomas Garton, Walton-on-the-Wolds, left his wife and family, on Thursday October 11th 1821. His wife Mary will remunerate any person who will inform her as to where he is to be found. He is a little broad-set man, of short nose, goes with a limp, having had his thigh broken, bald headed, and is about 54 years of age. Had on when he left a dark brown coat and waistcoat with metal buttons, breeches of a brown cord, and [it] is supposed was accompanied by a female, who is very stout, and with a most masculine appearance. Mary Garton, Walton-on-the-Wolds, nr Loughborough.
(Information prepared by Joyce Billings for the Leicester Family History Society Index of Absconders; these local examples selected by Joan Shaw.)
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