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Criminal Records John Toy

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Peter Report 26 Mar 2013 23:13

Ah thank you - I have been looking on the IGI for the family of JOHN AND BRIDGET but never thought his mother was a WELCH also.

So is that his father in the 1850 prison document?! Hang on ... is he in prison for being mentally ill?

Also, just checking my Burial Index - a Sarah Toy was buried in Houghton le Spring in 1874 aged 88 ... can you see if she is on the census?!

Thank you!


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:59

this is plain nasty

Name: James Toy
Role of Individual: Prisoner
Event Type: Prison
Event Date: 1848
Event Place: Cork City, Cork, Ireland
Residence Place:
Age: 50
Birth Year (Estimated): 1798
Prison: Cork City
Offense: Lunatic Asst
Item Number: 2
Book Number: 1/8/24
County: Cork
GS Film number: 2356537
Digital Folder Number: 004492630
Image Number: 00377


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:56

Name: Jas Toy
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Birthplace: Ireland
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Houghton Le Spring
Sub-District: Houghton Le Spring
Parish: Houghton Le Spring
County: Durham


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:54

finding these on the free LDS site -

so happy to have been of assistance :-D


Peter Report 26 Mar 2013 22:50

Hmmm confusing - Bridget Welch from the 1847 marriage is my aunt.

Did two generations of the same family marry?!


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:48

Name: John Toy
Spouse's Name: Bridget Welsh
Event Date: 13 Dec 1847
Event Place: Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, England
Father's Name: James Toy
Spouse's Father's Name: John Welsh
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01081-9
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1885560
Reference ID: 492


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:47


William Toy
England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)
christening: 09 Apr 1828 Bishopwearmouth, Durham
parents:James Toy, Sarah Toy

John Toy
England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)
christening: 24 Jul 1825 Bishopwearmouth, Durham
parents:James Toy, Sarah Toy


Peter Report 26 Mar 2013 22:47


Ann - you may have linked us back another generation!

WOW, thank you!

Erm, so, can I be cheeky and ask for them on the census?!

Thank you


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 22:46

Name: William Toy
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 13 Jun 1852
Christening Place: St. Michael, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England
Birth Date: 01 Jun 1852
Father's Name: James Toy
Mother's Name: Sarah Welch Toy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01397-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 2046477
Reference ID: Item 3 p31


Peter Report 26 Mar 2013 22:10

Thank you MarieCeleste - actually, I don't know his age. He married my distant aunt Bridget Welch/Welsh in 1847 in Houghton le Spring, County Durham ... does his appear on the 1851, and does his wife appear on the 1851 with her in-laws? She was born c. 1827 in Ireland.

Also thank you for the 1850 crime records. So he was in court for theft and seems he was punished for something also (to be in solitary for the final two weeks)?!

Thank you AnnCardiff also - not sure about the 1850 newspaper but the 1881 stray may connect. I am just not sure yet.

Thank you again!


AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 20:08

Strays in Durham 1881 T - V - MultiMania - Free website ...
TITMARSH Isabella 1836 Durham St Nicholas TOAMS John 1852 Middleton Tyas Hetton Le Hole ... TOY John 1850 Guisbro Stockton On Tees TOYN Eliz. 1815 Whitby Stranton - Cached
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AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 20:06

not sure if this is connected

28 JUNE 1850

HELSTON PETTY SESSIONS. At these sessions, held for this borough on the 8th instant, before Mr Moyle, Mayor, and Messrs Glynn Grylls, John Kendall and William Penberthy, Magistrates, James Paull and Luke Banfield were respectively find £5 for assaulting Mr Geach, of the White Hart Inn, in this borough, and in default of immediate payment, two months' imprisonment.

James Paull and Luke Banfield, and also James Banfield, John Halls, John Toy, John Cook, John Kneebone, William Halls, John Lanyon and John Bawden, all of Helston, were respectively find £2 and 10s. for assaulting Edward MICHELL the ostler of Mr Geach, and in default of immediate payment two months imprisonment; which last term of imprisonment in the cases of James Paull and Luke Banfield, to commence and take effect on the expiration of the term of two months, for the assault on Mr Geach. It appeared from the evidence, that the defendants had a grudge against the ostler (Mitchell) and that they had entered the back door of Mr Geach's Inn yard, about two o' clock on the morning of Sunday the 2nd instant, where they found Mitchell and commenced beating him. Mr Geach and others who went to his assistance, were also severely beaten. [Both Michell and Mitchell spellings used in this item.]


Andrew Report 26 Mar 2013 20:00

ngland & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
about John Toy
Name: John Toy
Date of Trial: 30 Dec 1850
Trial Year: 1850
Location of Trial: Durham, England
Sentence: Imprisonment

Larceny - before convicted of felony

Sentence 9 month imprisonment - last fortnight solitary confinment



MarieCeleste Report 26 Mar 2013 19:50

Hello Peter, when/where was he born (in case an age is mentioned)?

What relation is he?

Not finding him on the criminal collection on FMP.


Peter Report 26 Mar 2013 19:40

Hi there,

My relative John Toy was in the Durham County Gaol in 1851 whilst his wife Bridget was with her in-laws in Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham (James and Sarah Toy).

I am wondering if John appears on the criminal register so I can see his misdemeanour?!