Samuel Sweet, convicted of stealing lead

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When: 01 January 1872

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Samuel Sweet was convicted of stealing lead on 26 December 1872 and was given a sentence of two months hard labour.

Age (on discharge): 24
Height: 5’ 5”
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Grey
Place of Birth: Newcastle upon Tyne
Status: Married
Occupation: Plumber

These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.

Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1108

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    • 24/Jan/2017 13:27:37

    Plumber steals lead. Was he stealing from his building sites, I wonder.

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    Andy Millican

    • 03/Feb/2017 20:42:25

    He looks like a young Richard Stilgoe :-) A very old looking 24 year old.

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 03/Feb/2017 21:09:58[email protected] Funnily enough that was our first reaction as well - tends to date us a bit!

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    • 06/Feb/2017 18:54:55

    Yeah he looks extremely old for 24.. Must of had a hard paper rund.. Got snap thanks