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Thomas Cooper. 1804. Princes Risborough, Bucks.


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In Ireland, but from Bucks.
This man is mentioned in another post, and I was just wondering, why a rural labourer, would end up in Portsmouth, and become a Beerhouse Keeper.

I can see the draw of all those Naval men, wanting to wash the salt from their throats. But it seemed a bit extreme to end up there, and far away from Princes Risborough.

There is a prison hulk record, that indicates a Thomas Cooper, aged abt 22, being convicted for life, and is received onto the Leviathan in 1830. Convicted in Aylesbury, Bucks, for Felony.

If this is he, how did he not serve out his sentence , and return to Princes Risborough, marry in 1834 Princes Risborough, and return to Portsmouth by 1841.:confused:

If the Hulk record isn't him, I still wonder why he would end up in Portsmouth.
There a few surnames who were also convicted at Aylesbury, that are familiar, but not related to me.,,,,,,as yet.:rolleyes:


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