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Peter Foden Chartist


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I am trying to find out what happened to Peter Foden after he was imprisoned at York Castle & then sentenced to Hard Labour for 1 yr and 9 months.

What I do know was he was 30 years of age when sentenced in 1841 and a Baker and Confectioner in Bank Street Sheffield (exact place unknown but said to have become the building where Henry Vickers had an office) He had 2 children but 1 died while he was in prison Fergus O'Connor Foden died at the age of 18 months.
I can't find Foden in Sheffield in any later records or any Directories Anyone find a trace of him? I assume like Samuel Holberry he was sent to Wakefield to serve his prison sentence.

There is also a mention of other Chartists trying to break him free from prison before he was tried. Wondering which prison because surely no one would try to break him out of York Castle Gaol.

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