How Stephen Wilson Kinsey Finally Hit Rock Bottom

By 1865, Stephen Wilson Kinsey had already entered into bankruptcy proceedings. At the same time, the Newtown farmer also had a wife and seven children to support.

The following year he was working as a butcher in Llanymynech which lies on the boarder of Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. Llanymynech is also known at the birthplace of Ian Woosnam, the pro golfer.

Stephen's story is continued in the following article that appeared in the 6 November 1866 Birmingham Daily Mail:

Not only was this news item published in the Birmingham Daily Mail on Nov 6 but it was picked up by other newspapers across the UK over the next week. It is not known whether Stephen appeared for his trial.

Very soon after, it appears that he set sail for North America in December 1866 leaving his wife and seven children in Wales. The rest of his family followed him to Canada in August 1867.

So, continues a family saga that has more twists in it than a Jeffery Archer novel.


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