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1875: Runaway boy in trouble

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On Saturday, Albert Martin, 14 years of age, was brought before WW Burrell, Esq, at Cuckfield, charged with begging at Hurst on the previous evening. The prisoner, who was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labour in Lewes Goal, Was found to he wearing clothes bearing the mark of the Epsom Union. The boy admitted to the police that he ran away from the Union and purloined some money before departed. The money. about is., we may add, belonged to the poor aged inmates of the Union who had their loss made good by some of the guardians.

Surrey Advertiser, 18 December 1875

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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