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What happened to Mahala Young nee Sharp?

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Re: What happened to Mahala Young nee Sharp?

Postby gemmalrf » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 am

beacon wrote:Wandering abroad and having no visible means of support was an offence under the 1824 Vagrancy Act, so "abroad" in the newspaper extract does not mean "overseas."

Thanks for explaining - every day's a school day.

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Re: What happened to Mahala Young nee Sharp?

Postby gemmalrf » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:00 am

JaneyH: Thanks for sharing. It's interesting to hear of someone with a similar charge though such a shame how people were dealt with in the past.
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