Sunday, 28 January 2018

George Wilson's absconding book-keeper, 1864

To follow on from my last post on James Wilson, this is the newspaper report of George Wilson's missing book-keeper:-

Shields Daily Gazette, 11 May 1864
EMBEZZLEMENT AT NEWCASTLE - John Carr, for nearly twenty-seven years in the employment of Mr George Wilson, linen and sail cloth manufacturer, of Newcastle and Hutton Rudby, in Yorkshire, as book-keeper and manager of his warehouse, in Pilgrim Street, has absconded to America, having embezzled and taken upwards of £600 belonging to his employer, in money he had received from various customers, and not in any way accounted for.  A warrant was taken out for his apprehension, and a search made for him in Liverpool, by the police authorities, as it was known he had proceeded to that port, but, so far, without being fortunate enough to discover the delinquent

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