Yesterday I purchased ‘Oxford Gaol Prisoner Portraits 1870 – 1881 Volume 6 – Crimes in the Bicester area’ (published by the Oxfordshire Black Sheep Publications). On page 19 there is a description of a John Baughan who was convicted of Horse Stealing in 1869. What is particularly interesting is that it gives his photograph and signature.
At this point in time I haven’t identified who this John Baughan is. Many of the Baughan localities in Oxfordshire are mentioned but it indicates he came from London. Where he was before and afterwards in the various census is unclear as there is nothing that seems to tie up. I’ve attached a PDF with the conviction sentence and the article from the above publications. If you are able to help with any more information please let me know.
The PDF is at www.baughen.co.uk/PDFs/John BAUGHAN convict extract.pdf
(I think the ‘RW Well’ means Reads and Writes well)
Last weekend we joined other ramblers from Reigate Ramblers for some walks around Rye, Sussex. Here are some photos taken in Rye and on some of the walks. The beach scenes are from Camber Sands (about 3 miles from Rye).
We were fortunate to be invited to the wedding of Katy Teo and David Siedlecki at Peebles, Scotland on 17th August 2013. Here are a few of the photographs I took. Apologies for the delay in posting but I didn’t want to publish them before the happy couple had a chance to see them first.
I have been accepted to lead a Photo walk around central Reigate on 5th October 2013 as part of the 6th Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk (there are over 700 walks this year). Details of my walk and further information about the Photo walks can be found by following the link on my page at www.baughen.co.uk/Photography.html . The event is free to enter but as numbers are limited it is necessary to register. If you like taking photographs (and you don’t need to have Digital SLR) please join me on 5th October.
(updated for spelling)
Last Saturday we went to the wedding of one of Caryl’s Scottish cousins in Peebles, Scotland. I will publish some photos of the wedding sometime in the future.
I was persuaded to wear tartan for this one time (‘Scotsman for the day’) and I’ve been told that some people wanted to see the result. For those that are asking ‘what’s the tartan?’ it is called the ‘Spirit of Bannockburn’.
We went to the Tandridge Village Fete this afternoon. The photo is the start of the Will and Kate Race. Hope the real baby doesn’t have such a rough journey.
I noticed that the Maclaren had a poor start.
Yesterday we were invited to the Community Engagement Lunch at the Aldershot Garrison to celebrate the Aldershot Military Festival.
I’ve mentioned before that my father, who is an iris hybridiser, named one of his plants after me. Some specimens have been in the trials at the Royal Horticultural Society’s test beds at Wisley, Surrey. I was told by my father at the weekend that the trials have been completed and the iris has been given a Certificate of Merit.
Today we went to visit Down House in Downe, Kent. This is the former home of Charles Darwin (Origin of Species etc).
I was working it out that it is about 50 years since I used to deliver the newspapers here but this is the first time that I’ve been in the house. The newspapers were addressed to 2 Professors and I found out today that they were related to Charles Darwin.
The Mulberry Tree is nearly 200 years old and is in a poor state. English Heritage are trying to do what they can to recover and restore it using some landscape techniques.
Pity you can’t take photos inside the House.
Ancestry has recently added a military record index for ‘UK, Recommendations and Award Index, 1935 – 1990′. This is just an index. It provides links to obtain more information – but these are chargeable per item. I’ve extracted the entries for the Baughan one name study. If you are interested in purchasing the records please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alfred George Baughan 1912 – born UK but went to Canada My Ref 2543
James Henry Baughan 1912 – 1998 My Ref 2539
Malcolm Brian Jack Baughan 1937 – My Ref 3428
Derek Baughan 1937 – My Ref 3421
Eric (Walter) Bangham/Baugham 1920 – 1943 My Ref 2953