John Fox led a full life with an extended family. A shoemaker then railway porter and also a church verger for a while. He saw the birth of four grandchildren before his demise and rapid death in Horton.
The hazard of working with lead paint might well have a bearing on Richard’s declining mental health, since he worked as a house painter for over thirty years.
A story revisited by the author when invaluable case notes came to light at the London Metropolitan Archives. What followed resulted in a thorough family history for Walter Cartwright and his family.
The Worst and Wickedest Woman in London