Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Female Convict Bonnet

Like Jenn, I too have made a convict bonnet (see her earlier post). My girl, Harriet Young (no relation!) was convicted at Banbury Assize Courts in January 1846 aged 16 - her crime not known, (but perhaps she was cold and hungry?) and shipped out on the Sea Queen the same year                                         Viv

1 comment:

  1. A lovely piece Viv. It's sad they were so severely punished for their poverty. Jenn