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From: "John Hrycan" <>
Subject: An 1863 Tod bankrupt
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:23:15 -0000
From the todmordenandwalsden web-site (with thanks to John Alan Longbottom
who has transcribed the Halifax Guardian newspaper extracts for 1863) for
the site; there is a developing story of one John Sutcliffe, beerhouse
keeper, Todmorden and Walsden, who was charged with selling ale at
Prohibited hours on Sunday the 14th December 1862 and was fined 40s and
Subsequent detail in Mr Longbottom's transcription identifies futher
details of John Sutcliffe of Blind Lane being in court as a bankrupt
thoughout the year.
I wonder therefore is there anyone on this message board that has a family
connection with this John Sutcliffe and could John of Blind Lane possibly
have been a landlord at the Weavers Arms on Blind Lane or was he as stated
just a beerseller in the same vicinity.
John Sutcliffe married one of the few German immigrants residing in
Todmorden area in the post-1850s. His wife was Alice Elizabeth Schaffer,
who he only married in the same year as her death in Q1 1872 but had lived
with her from 1861 census onwards; Alice having taken his surname until
their registered marriage.