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|William Price has been a real mystery to me. I have lots on him in Australia but having no leads to England , it has been impossible to find him there. From a distant family member who went to England to research some of the family, they have him as being from Mt Pleasant, London. I cannot find this place and wonder how accurate their research was. Probably not good as he was not in their direct line of research.
William must have migrated to Australia before 1847 as this was when he married Lettice Maltby. These two were my gt gt grandparents.
Lettice came to Australia in 1844 with her parents and siblings. She was given 2 months jail in 1847 along with her new illegitimate baby son. The charge was for perjury regarding who was the father of the child. ( as far as I know, she didn't know William before and he was not the father of her son) William Price gave the child his name when he married Lettice.
I would dearly love to have more on the origins of William and also Lettice who was born in Averham , Nottinghamshire in Oct 1827. Her parents were George Maltby ( 1800 Southwell) and Frances Milward (1800 Averham)