George Edward Throp b. 1865 was a bit of a bad lad. He was the son of my great-grandmother's half-sister. The last I was able to find on George, from Halifax, was a prison record detailing his release from Wakefield for the third time in November 1882 when he was sixteen. After that the trail goes cold. The Throp surname is fairly uncommon away from the North of England but often gets misspelled as Thorp or Thorpe, and the 1871 census also has George under his stepfather's surname of Shaw. I can't find him in a census after 1881. I'm hoping that George, 'rogue and vagabond', somehow turned his life around. Did he go overseas after 1882? Did he change his name? I'm stumped.