barstwogirls

16 Jul

1876: Rebecca, a 12 year old, along with her 20-year-old sister and a brother-in-law were robbing clothes from clotheslines. Rebecca pleaded guilty and got six months’ penalty while the other two weren’t charged. Elizabeth was a 14-year-old vagrant who followed her brother and sister. It was the sister who was arrested for drunkenness that brought them to the Goderich gaol in 1860.

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