The story of Emma Compton appeared unexceptional at the outset. However, we did uncover a few surprises during our research.
5½ weeks after he had his head cut open by being knocked down by some roughs in the street, William Aitken suffered a life of Epilepsy in hospitals and asylums. His wife left the children to fend for themselves and it would appear he never saw any of them again.
This is the fascinating story or Thomas William Scambler where a detailed court case makes for a good read
Was an unfortunate accident responsible for this man’s epilepsy?
Daughter of famous colonial architect who built Sydney.
The young bookkeeper and the Silk Merchant
Lost her twin brother, aged 4