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Pennyfather, Richard Arthur

Male 1889 - 1964  (75 years)


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  • Name Pennyfather, Richard Arthur 
    Born 16 Sep 1889  18 Kintore Street, Bermondsey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Index Dec 1889  St. Olave 1d 214 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attribute 22 Dec 1914 
    RFA 
    • Military Service No. :55031
    Attribute 26 Aug 1915 
    Victory, British, Star 
    Marriage Index Dec 1917  Camberwell 1d 1741 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1917-4 
    0248 Marriage Certificate Richard Arthur Pennyfather I320
    0248 Marriage Certificate Richard Arthur Pennyfather I320
    Attribute 30 Jan 1919 
    5A Res. Bde. 
    Attribute 13 Feb 1919 
    War Badge 
    Newspaper Article 9 Sep 1960  The Singapore Free Press on Page 3 Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    THE MAN NOBODY WANTS IS JAILED FOR STEALING SILK STOCKINGS 
    • LONDON Fri.
      An old man whom a judge tried to save from ending his days in jail began a seven year sentence recently.
      Richard Arthur Pennyfather will be 74 in a fortnight. He began a life of crime in 1907 when he went to hard labour for a month
      for theft. Since then he has had 31 convictions 17 in the last 10 years. His sentences have ranged from a day to 18 months.
      A fortnight ago he appeared at London Sessions for sentence for stealing silk stockings from a store.

      107 ‘homes’

      And it was then that the chairman, Mr. R.E. Seaton, tried to save Pennyfather.
      He asked probation officer Mr. Thomas Brown to find an old people’s home where Pennyfather might be placed.
      But Mr. Brown reported that Pennyfather had been in 107 of these homes. The wardens were reluctant to
      have him again.

      So Mr. Seaton sentenced Pennyfather to preventive detention, telling him: "It is apparent you are a drifter, and nothing will
      stop you drifting."

      http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/freepress19600909-1.2.38.aspx
    Death Index Sep 1964  WANDSWORTH 5D 681 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=229568953:3514&d=bmd_1470077884 
    Died 17 Sep 1964  23 Heathfield Road, Wandsworth, SW18 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 78y 
    Newspaper Article 25 Sep 1964  The South London Press Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Death In Prison Was Natural 
    • - Friday 25th September 1964

      A 78-year-old man who had spent most of his life in prison died in Wandsworth Prison from natural causes a jury decided at the inquest on Tuesday.

      A verdict of natural causes was returned on Richard Pennyfather, who was serving seven years preventive detention at Wandsworth for larceny.

      Michael Gale, the governor of the prison told the coroner that Pennyfather first went to Wandsworth in September 1960 but had been transferred to Parkhurst prison in 1961.

      "He came back to Wandsworth on September 7 this year and he was admitted straight into the prison hospital because of his health"

      Thomas Walsh, a prison officer, told the coroner that on September 17 he had gone into Pennyfather's room in the hospital and found him dead.

      "The room was perfectly in order and there was no signs of anything being wrong." he said. Dr. Geoffrey Allen, a pathologist, said, "His lungs were in terrible condition - there was a small cancer in the right lung and they were slightly waterlogged. "His death was probably due to bronchial pneumonia - the effect of his age," he said.
    Lives of the First World War profile https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3471454 
    ONS ID 0248 
    Person ID I320  Pennyfather | Branch from Richard Green Pennyfather
    Last Modified 9 May 2017 

    Father Penneyfather, Alexander Richard,   b. 23 Dec 1862, 1 Coleman Place, White Cross Street Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1933, 48 Constance Road Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Davies, Margaret 
    Married 22 Feb 1886 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wise, Emily Louisa Draper,   b. 13 May 1883,   d. 19 Feb 1942, 39 Woodcroft Road Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1917  Register Office in the District of Camberwell in the County of London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pennyfather, Richard Arthur,   b. 26 Feb 1920, Camberwell 1d 2195 - 1920 1-Mar Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1996, Charing Cross Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Pennyfather, William Frederick,   b. 25 Jul 1922,   d. 3 Mar 2010, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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