Arthur Orton

Arthur Orton (1834-1898) claimed to be Roger Charles Tichborne, who had been lost at sea in 1854. Orton, the son of a butcher from Wapping, England, came forward when Lady Tichborne, who refused to believe her son was dead, published advertisements in Australian papers seeking information on him in 1865. In 1875, after a series of widely-covered court proceedings during which Orton came to be known as the Tichborne Claimant, he was found guilty of perjury, serving 10 years of a 14 year sentence (Annear). (Image: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company).