Personal information about John Thorn

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   John Thorn
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   27 March 1877
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 153
Record number: 3618
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. John A, Officiating Minister.
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Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

John Thorn
Article source:    reproduced from “Newbury 365” by Dr. Nick Young and is included with his kind consent.
Date of source:    19 June 1867
Copyright:    © Dr Nick Young




1867: A letter written on this day and published in the Newbury Weekly News the following day with regards to the way an elderly blind man has been treated.  The gentleman, Mr John Thorn aged 90 years, had been standing at the corner of Jack Street almost every day,but a few years ago, instead took to leaning, in a niche, against the Baptist Chapel in Northbrook Street.  He was asked not to stand there and if he did so he would be taken into custody.  His wife asked that he be allowed to continue but was told it was not possible here or in any other part of the street and should he do so he would be sent to jail which would do him good. Mr Thorn ignored the warnings and continued to lean against the wall, subsequently he was hauled away by PC Justice and on Monday was charged, at the Borough Police Court, with obstructing the footway.  The letter also states that a girl who walks Thorn to the chapel would also have time in jail if she continued to do so.  When he died in 1877, articles in the newspapers stated he had been selling cabbage nets made by his wife, it is this that may have been the cause of his court appearance.

Newbury Weekly News 19 June 1867

Book 1868 p.153 No. 3618

Buried 27 March 1877 aged 101 years

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