Hi there I've made a thread before saying that I am doing my family tree and I have been filling family members in on the progress. Yesterday I found out some rather horrid information on my 3x Great Grandfather. Although it was obviously a long time ago and my Dad never met him I feel a bit awful informing my Dad that his ancestor maybe wasn't what he thought he was. Firstly he was convicted of rape with the intent to perish and was put into prison. He was also sued a whopping 17 times in the space of two years! There is also around 10 other court papers which have him written down for larceny. Stealing things from watches and mirrors and also china Then according to newspapers and court papers he owned a brothel and was also raided by the police where they found one of the largest illegal whiskey distilleries they had ever seen . This was all going on in Newcastle in the 1800's so it's a long long time ago.... If that was your ancestor would you want to know, especially if you had no idea? how do I break it to him?