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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Forebear Suitable for Framing?

British TV chef Nigella Lawson was asked recently about finding a felon in her family tree.

You did BBC2’s Who Do You Think You Are? and discovered you had a criminal in your family tree. What did you make of that?

Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. There was a felony and a conviction and an appeal but he left the country before the appeal was heard. I’d like to think he was stitched up. The programme told me things I didn’t know but nothing so shocking I needed to sit down and have my brow mopped. [Link]
The BBC's programme info does not mention her ancestor being "stitched up" for stealing and fencing lottery tickets. Maybe she can get O.J. Simpson to help her find the real culprits.

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