1 November 2008

November already . . . ?

To continue the criminal theme, I found the following in the Huntingdon Gaol Register online:-

26 March 1872 - James R Culpin, St Neots, bricklayer, age 35, drunk & disorderly

I am pretty certain that he is the son of James Culpin & Harriet Markham and that makes him one of the family.

He was born in St Ives in 1837 and I found him in the previous year's census in Godmanchester, working as a bricklayer. That's what gave me the clue . . . !!

Fortunately these criminal Culpins seem to be very much in the minority but I will be able to produce a Staden who more than matched them in law-breaking. Walter Thomas Staden was on the Isle of Wight in 1901 . . . . in Parkhurst Prison, and not as a Warder!

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