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DadMy, Arthur Felix Peacey, passed away in 2004 aged 91.How

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Dad
My, Arthur Felix Peacey, passed away in 2004 aged 91.
How can I find out details of his time in goal. He was absent from our home from November 1950 to the end of 1951.
I believe that he absconded to Ireland to avoid the consequences of his actions here. In Ireland he soon fell foul of the law and was imprisoned there possibly in Mountjoy. When his time was served he was handed over the English authorities at Shrewsbury to serve time for the original offence.
I would like to know what he was running away from in the first instance; where and for how long did he serve both in Ireland and England and where and when he was convicted.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hello there,
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He received a six month prison sentence in Ireland 5 August 1950 for posing as a custom officer.
There are two newspaper articles here, costs 10 euro a day to view all articles
https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/home
He turns up in the London Gazette 1976
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/47662/page/12261/data.pdf
rendan
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

what about his time in Shrewsbury? how long was his sentence and for what crime?

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hi Allan,
There are different articles in the Gloucester Citizen on Arthur, nothing to do with a crime, The prison in Shrewsbury is now closed.
Prison records are not subject to the data protection act, the local library may have the records from the prison. You could contact the prison service, they may have records.
Did you look at the articles in the Irish newspapers, they may give a clue.
Brendan
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hi Allan,
Shropshire Records and Research Centre: 1997 Accessions
Shrewsbury Magistrates Court: records 1850-1970
Shrewsbury prison: records 1875-1969
Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
England
SY1 2AQ
Telephone:
01743 255 350
Fax:
01743 255 355
Email:
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Brendan
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hi Allan,
I have sent an e-mail to the archivest in Shrewsbury.
Brendan
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

which papers are the two Irish references and can I get to read them on line free?

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hi Allan,
You can search the index for free, it costs to view the full articles.
use "Arthur Felix Peacey" in inverted commas as the search term.
https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/home
Brendan
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 years ago.
Hello Allan,
Shropshire Archives
Visitor Economy team; Shropshire Council
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AQ
Dear *****,
I’m afraid we have very few prison records for the 20th century and none which give details of prisoners for the early 1950s.
We do however have a contact for the Ministry of Justice,
***@******.***
who may be of help.
Best wishes
Alison Mussell
Archives Assistant
Email: ***@******.***
Web: www.shropshirearchives.org.uk
Brendan