The Stratton Family - 1868
A Quick Return !!!
(63), a labourer, known as "Deaf
Stratton" appeared before the Liberty Petty
Sessions for stealing 6d worth of turnip tops, the property of Mr.
Frederick Barford, Townsend
Farm, on 6th May. He had only be discharged from prison
that morning. His previous offences included a precisely similar
offence on 5th October, 1861. Sentenced to six months.
Herts Advertiser 16th May 1868
[Of course we must always remember that
he may have been happier in prison - in that at least you had no
responsibilities and were feed! ]