Front

Token with the crude stippled image of a man and a woman holding hands. She might be holding a child in her other arm. Stippled text on either side of the figures reads:

Willam  Eliza

Back

Token engraved with stippled text:

A gift by
W Maddox
.. to his ..
Sister Elizabeth
March 6 1834

William and Joseph Maddox were tried and convicted at Bedford Assizes on 6 March 1834. The Northampton Mercury of Saturday 15 March 1834 records ‘Joseph Maddox and William Maddox were convicted as principal and receiver on an indictment charging them with stealing a quantity of pickled pork from the workhouse at Houghton Regis. The thief was sentenced to three months imprisonment and the receiver to seven years transportation’. William sailed on the Henry Tanner on 27 June 1834. He was given a ticket of leave in 1840 and was allowed to stay in the district of Bathurst.

Diameter: 36.0mm, thickness: 3.0mm. Object number: 2008.0039.0159

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