WILLIAM SINGLETON – BONE SETTER AND TEA BREWER

WILLIAM SINGLETON - BONE SETTER AND  TEA BREWER

William Singleton was my great-great grandfather. He was transported to Tasmania for life in 1828, aboard the ship Manilus. As with most convicts, his crime was the theft, in this case cheese, bread and bacon. Oh dear, a seventeen year old brickie’s lad gets very hungry. During

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ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOTHER WEEP!

ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOTHER WEEP!

 METHOD IN A MOTHER’S MADNESS In  December 1841 a shabby, careworn woman entered a London  shoe shop, brazenly picked up several items and walked out.  It was a  theft that made no sense at all;  she had  taken a  random couple of boots and a single clog! 

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