Fred Wyatt: The Convict Confectioner. Part Two. Starting Over.

“Well, an honest man has to start somewhere…” An historical non-fiction, written by Kate Smith Now it was his. Fred peered through the dusty front window of the store. A deceased estate bakery, and only miles from the new sugar refinery. Perfect for his long dreamed of confectionery business. It was too sweet a deal … More Fred Wyatt: The Convict Confectioner. Part Two. Starting Over.

Frederick Wyatt and James Rayner: Why stealing hams was a bad plan

Much of the Wyatt family know of the successes of our convict ancestor Frederick Wyatt. This is a true historical account of the unfortunate demise of James Rayner, his partner in crime.  THE CRIME… ‘Baked country ham’ by John Goetzinger [1] It was an extravagant and ill-advised plan. Old friends James Rayner and Frederick Wyatt … More Frederick Wyatt and James Rayner: Why stealing hams was a bad plan