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James William Boon
Posted by Margaret on 3/6/2023, 10:59 am
My great grandfather was mayor of Okehampton in 1880. During lockdown with lots of time to read old newspaper articles I found out that after his mayoral year he was tried and found guilty of fraud - he had been bank manager for many years so very intriguing. I got the impression that the family were well thought of and that this action was totally out of character. I have browsed British Newspaper and am wondering if there is any more local information.
My own theory is that he got a bit carried away with entertainment etc while Mayor and dug a big hole for himself.
Any pointers etc most welcome