A Family Historian’s Brushes with the Law -  A one-hour talk on 5 June

Many intriguing glimpses of our ancestors come via legal records.  The two Victorian gentlemen on my family tree who had seemed the most unassailably respectable both stood in the dock. Family historians miss a great deal unless they can find ways into such records and, having found the material, reach some understanding of unfamiliar processes. 

We shall look briefly at those on both sides of the law, at some of the most frequent events, such as inquests and bankruptcy, and see what happened when some cases were brought to trial.

The material is mostly drawn from the nineteenth century.

A one-hour lecture on Wednesday, 5 June (2pm) with Dr with Gwyneth Wilkie, cost £8.00/£6.40 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7251 8799. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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