Henry Wilson alias Charles Murray
Name: Henry Wilson alias Charles Murray.Arrested for: False Pretences.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 24th April 1903.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-17-Henry Wilson AKA Charles Murray..The Shields Gazette for 25 April 1903 reports that:.."A coloured man named Henry Wilson, or Murray, was charged at North Shields yesterday, with having obtained by means of false pretences food to the value of 6s from Ann Skipsey at Long Row, Percy Main, on November 24th and 25th last. Prosecutrix stated that defendant went to her house and asked if he could have lodgings. ..He told her his boat, the steamer Jubilee, was in the Albert Edward Dock, and he would be paid off with £68 in a day or two. She supplied him with food up to the value of 6s and he slept in the house for one night. Her son-in-law made inquiries and found that there was no such vessel as the Jubilee in Albert Edward Dock. She spoke to defendant about it and he asked her if he brought some of his shipmates would she believe him. She replied that she would and he went off then and she never saw him afterwards...Corroborative evidence was given and defendant, who had been convicted three times this year for a similar offence, was sent to gaol for two months with hard labour"...These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1)...Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected]
Criminal faces of Newcastle. These images are a selection from an albums of photographs of prisoners and convicted criminals. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums manages a collection of 12 museums and galleries across Tyne and Wear.