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Threatening a Father-in-Law

Edward Quincey
He was a butcher, inkeeper,
census enumerator, and

Threatening a Father-in-Law

Northampton Mercury 17 May 1873

Attwood Hubbard, of Burton Latimer, was charged with threatening the life of Edward Quincey, his father-in-law, on 13th May. Priscilla Abbott, wife of Matthew Abbott, of Great Grimsby, who is on a visit at Mr. Quincey’s, deposed that she saw defendant on the 13th instant with a knife in his hand (which had been sharpened) and heard him threaten to “do for the old man,” meaning Mr. Quincey. – Complainant stated that he was in constant fear from defendant’s threats, and prayed the Bench for protection. – The magistrates said they must certainly protect the complainant, and ordered defendant to be bound over to keep the peace for six months, himself in £20, and two sureties in £20 each; and in default of the surities not being forthcoming, he was ordered to be kept in prison for six months, or until the surities be found.

Attwood Hubbard married Edward Quincey's daughter Emily in 1860, when his occupation was given as a railway booking clerk.
They had six children, all of them baptised at Burton Latimer even though they lived in southern England. In December 1860 he was a parcels clerk at Strood station when he gave evidence as a witness in a court case. In the 1861 census he was a railway clerk at Findsbury near Rochester and in the 1871 census he was at Battersea as a tramway car conductor. Later that year
he was fined for allowing 52 passengers to ride in a carriage licensed to carry only 46. but two years later, in1873, his occupation was stated as a coal agent when two of his children were baptised back here in Burton Latimer however, in the 1881 census he was lodging in Battersea as a railway labourer, married but no wife or children present. In 1883 his occupation was written as corn merchant when two more of his children were married in Burton Latimer.
The Quinceys were held in high regard in Burton Latimer and it is tempting to think that perhaps they were slightly ashamed of their son-in-law and were "economical with the truth" when giving his occupation in the marriage registers. My apologies to his descendants if I am wrong.
In 1884 Emily died aged 45 and is interred at Burton Latimer. Her headstone was erected by her son Edward Attwood Hubbard.
Her husband Attwood Hubbard died in Kent in 1890.

The Red Cow Inn. High Street. Probably where
Attwood Hubbard assaulted Edward Quincey

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