We who rejoice in a Free Press to-day can hardly realise the condition
of the Press in Europe at the opening of the nineteenth century.
In England, eighty years ago, he who dared to express opinions in
opposition to the Established Church, or in any way offensive to the
government of the day, rendered himself liable to heavy fines and severe
In 1851 James Macqueen was living at 18 The Crescent aged 72 'Parliamentary Agent' born Scotland with wife Louisa born Middlesex aged 59, daughter Margaret 49 [?] born Grenada, James 38 and Jemima 34, both born Scotland; 1861 James MacQueen aged 82 born Scotland 'Retired Independent' was living with his wife Louisa aged 70 in a lodging house at 16 Victoria Road St Mary Abbotts Kensington. [more][Less]