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Re: EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF DOUBLE BIGAMY
Hi, my wife is the great great granddaughter of James Fenton Wills. Her mother Constance Jeffrey (now 92) was born a Wills. Her mother, who died in 1884 (about) probably knew James Fenton Wills as her grandfather.
I have found a description of the biggamy trial in the 1857 in the Bells Life in London, dated 22/11/1857.Seems James Fenton forfeited 160 pounds in bail, and headed to Australia.
I am making a copy in MS Word if anyone is interested. (translating from original and v poor PDF verion to MS Word)