Refusing to Work at the Wrexham Workhouse

On Thursday 9th October 1879, John Smith and Thomas Bougham appeared before the Wrexham Court.  They were both charged by Mr Ralph, the Master of the Wrexham Workhouse, with obtaining admission to the workhouse under [more]


Sheep Stealing at Rhosddu, Wrexham 1873

At seven o’clock, on Friday 2nd May 1873, William Bell, a shepherd, employed by David Jones, a butcher trading from Wrexham High Street, went to check on the flock of sheep kept in a field [more]


Child Stealing at Wrexham 1893

In February 1893 Wrexham Magistrates Court was packed by a varied audience anxious to hear the case of alleged child stealing. The accused was Alice Bellis, the young wife of Thomas Edward Bellis who lived [more]