You just never know what gems you might uncover in the British Newspaper archives, so why not have a look see what mysteries you might discover about your own family.
Here are just two of many about the Chiddicks boys and the mischief they got up to!
From Newspaper Article dated December 12th 1856:
James Salmon and Samuel Chiddicks, boys of South Ockendon, were summoned by Charles Sturgeon, Farmer, for throwing fireworks on the public highway on the 5th November and fined 1s costs 7s.
From Newspaper Article dated January 12th 1877:
Samuel Chiddicks, labourer, of Stifford, was summoned for trespassing in search of Game on land in the possession of Mr.R.B.Wingfield Baker, at Stifford, on Sunday 31st, but not appearing in answer to the summons, a warrant was issued for his apprehension.
You just never know what secrets you might uncover.