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Forum: Court Records

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  1. Question Tracing My Convict Ancestors

    I wonder if someone could give me some advice on how to go about tracing two of my ancestors who spent some time in prison. The first is my maternal grandfather, Jeremiah Barry. I haven't been able to find a birth certificate for him and there is some doubt as to whether he was born here or in...

    Started by Tayswain‎, 01-11-2012 12:28 AM
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  2. Tracing details from court cases

    Hi, Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, but I have found a number of records of criminal cases on Ancestry but these just state a name, the charge and whether convicted or aquitted. How would I go about researching the details of those named i.e. their address to see if this correspond to...

    Started by mtw63‎, 01-11-2012 9:39 PM
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  3. Bernard Mcquade convict "Roslin Castle'

    I hope someone may help with this enquiry. Bernard Mcquade, I might add is not at all related to me, however what I am after is why he was sentenced to transportion to NSW in 1834. He was a felon of the enth degree as he was found guilty of the assault of 3 small girls in the Maitland region of NSW...

    Started by lawsue‎, 11-10-2012 8:23 AM
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  4. Post Court Records

    Hi, new to the boards and needing a little help ..If a child aged 8 was removed from the care of her mother and/or father by the courts because they were living in a brothel would there be some sort any court or police records of this? This event occurred in 1905 in West Ham involving my great...

    Started by Kazzee‎, 21-09-2012 11:15 AM
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  5. bigamy

    trying to find out information about my grandfather who was convicted of bigamy and sent to jail, which I believe was durham prison. His name was john william mc carthy who lived in the stanley area of county durham.The year would have been about 1923-1925.

    Started by mickbash‎, 24-01-2010 1:47 PM
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  6. Six Months In Jail...Then What ?

    Samuel Clarke was sentenced to 6 months in jail, at Belfast winter assizses 1899, anyone know how I can find his prison record? I can find no trace of him after this date, I am trying to find out what became of him after his release, which would have been early 1900. Any help appreciated...

    Started by Del 80‎, 07-08-2012 7:51 PM
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  7. Sentenced to transportation

    A James Bamkin was sentenced to transportation in Leicester Court 18/3/1854 for stabbing murder. Cannot find what happened to him thereafter. The surname is sometimes Bampkin, etc. Searched Tasmania under James B.... unsucessfully, likewise NSW online records. Anyone have any thoughts?

    Started by JandL‎, 20-07-2012 9:16 AM
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  8. term "wrappering"

    Henry Bampkin of Leicester was convicted in 1840 aged c.21 for steeling an iron weight and sent to Tasmania. Document says he was previously convicted "once for wrapperring 14 days". Does anyone know what that means? Thanks, Linda

    Started by JandL‎, 08-07-2012 3:21 AM
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  9. Criminal Registers look-up Please

    Hope I've posted this in the right place Anc**try England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 Name: James Drayton Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809 Date of Trial: 18 Oct 1839 Location of Trial: Lincolnshire, England I'm not 100% sure but I think this is the brother of...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 16-06-2012 10:59 AM
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  10. Naughty boy

    I've been looking at some of the bad boys of the Peskett families and have come across a fellow/fellows that causing me some difficulty. I can seem to identify them on the censuses during their indiscretions. Here's what I have: An article on an Edwin Peskett from 1872, which describes him as a...

    Started by limeyrr‎, 14-06-2012 8:19 PM
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  11. Cornish prisoner - c 1694

    Mark Sampson was born in Gwennap in 1665 into a family that had interests in various mining and associated processing enterprises. In 1693 his father, in declining health, transferred his assets and obligations to Mark and his sister. I have copy documentation in which it is stated that soon after...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 15-06-2012 9:14 AM
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  12. manslaughter court case in Newcastle upon Tyn

    Hi There Oral family history has it that one of my Great Uncles was convicted or tried for Manslaughter after a man hit his head during a street fight somewhere in Elswick - Newcastle upon Tyne between 1934 & 1950. can anyone tell me if court records still exist for these years and where they...

    Started by bullgoose‎, 30-01-2012 7:58 PM
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    RICHARD ENSTON found in TASMANIA, Convict TRIED at OXFORD 1st JULY 1844. LINK BELOW to see RECORD. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-62,278,64,L,80 I have a RICHARD ENSTEN who disapeared after 1841 Census. Is the RECORD available of the TRIAL, looking for...

    Started by kathray‎, 10-01-2010 12:03 PM
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  14. Folkestone Inquest Info.

    My gggrandfather was accidentally killed on board SS Mabel Grace following collision with SS Lisa in English Channel. Death cert. states inquest held 12/12/1899, borough of Folkestone (Elham). What is the chance that details of inquest are available to view. Aware thread similar to Wendy's...

    Started by corin‎, 24-04-2010 2:56 PM
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  15. Trustees?

    Found this reference in the London Gazette of 13 Nov 1844 concerning the building of the railway in Yorkshire - "...and parish of Bridlington, belonging to the trustees of the late Thomas Ford, and in the occupation of George Gray, and passing from, through, or into the townships...." Thomas was...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 06-03-2012 7:21 PM
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  16. Smile FARMER of berkshire/hampshire/australia

    Hi looking for jeremiah farmer born 1800, transported to tazmania in 1831 on convict ship proteus. also looking for his parents so any info would be a great help as now hit a brick wall, if anyone is looking for the farmer name in berkshire /hampshire i would be happy to help as i have traced my...

    Started by mr angry‎, 07-01-2012 11:15 PM
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  17. Newgate Prison for Debt

    Iíve been researching a Philip Chapman, who held the position of Receiver General of Huntingdonshire in the 1740s. Before this, he held the position of Bailiff of Godmanchester on several occasions. Last time I was at The National Archives, I was fascinated to find what looked on the outset to be...

    Started by lizone‎, 18-12-2011 7:34 PM
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  18. Question Name change

    Does anyone know if there are centralised records of people changing their names by Deed Poll and if these are available for view? thanks PLEASE IGNORE THIS - I HAVE JUST ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTIONS - http://www. deedpoll.org.uk/IsADeedPollRegisteredAnywhere.html

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 21-12-2011 12:34 PM
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    Started by REEBOKO‎, 04-10-2010 8:10 PM
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  20. Spouse in 'clink'

    I have found that as of the 1901 cesnus, the father of the lady my Great-Uncle married, was incarcerated in Bodmin prison in Cornwall. His name was - Karl Hugo Ahlstedt. He was aged 26. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-10-2009 5:34 PM
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