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Forum: Court Records

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  1. 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 9:59 AM
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  2. 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 7:19 PM
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  3. 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 8:14 AM
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  4. 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 6:58 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 11:03 AM
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  6. 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 1:56 PM
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    21-03-2012, 9:40 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 6:21 PM
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  8. 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 10:15 PM
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  9. 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 6:34 PM
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  10. 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 11:34 AM
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    Started by REEBOKO‎, 04-10-2010 7:10 PM
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  12. 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 4:34 PM
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  13. Caught speeding?

    I have just found in criminal registers, references to 3 trials at ajourned sessions and general sessions at Clerkenwell. There is not much to prove it is him, but I cannot find anyone in the census with this name in London. It could have been a second name he had. He was a cab driver, 2 are for...

    Started by annabel‎, 31-05-2011 2:04 AM
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  14. FREE National Probate Calendar 30th June-8th

    *FREE National Probate Calendar 30th June-8th July* Ancestry Don't miss your chance to discover lost wealth in your family tree – National Probate Calendar 1861-1941

    Started by K9ARO‎, 01-07-2011 11:54 AM
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  15. Convicted & Transported to Australia 1825-26

    Phillip GOULD aged 16 b.1809 a 'Carter' was sentenced to Life 1 APR 1825 at SOMERSET ASSIZES and was Transported, eventually landing from the Marquis of Hastings Ship 3 Jan 1826. An Australian Cousin has these details from their Records but, hopes a kindly Soul could look up the Court details...

    Started by wozcav‎, 28-06-2011 3:09 PM
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  16. Finding criminals. Help please

    Today I discovered that at the time of my husband's grandfather William being had up for begging at the Liverpool Police Court on 3 April 1909, his mother was recorded as Catherine Dean criminal. His father was listed as Henry Dean Dock Labourer and the address of House 4 Court 13 Bean Street was...

    Started by floristofdean‎, 18-02-2009 4:28 PM
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  17. William REGAN / RAGAN

    Hello, William REGAN / RAGAN arrived on the Convict vessel: 'Hillsborough' Master: William Hingston Origin: 23 Dec 1798 Portland Roads Destination: 26 Jul 1799 Sydney William's middle name may have been Newgate and possible year of birth is 1776. William is not on the Transportation...

    Started by FredW‎, 19-01-2011 9:28 PM
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  18. Bermudan Prison c1850s

    Hi all. I have a document relating to an individual who was released from Borz(?) Island Prison 540. I think it is in Bermuda. Can anyone shed any light on this place? Thanks, Dowd

    Started by Dowd‎, 05-06-2011 9:59 PM
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  19. Question Proving a family story about a court case?

    How would I go about proving a family story regarding a civil court case in Wales ( probably Caernafonshire) in the late 1930s/early 1940s? The oral information I have suggests that a grandfather sort to protect two of his grandchildren by taking on responsibility for them formally through the...

    Started by chantreywood‎, 30-05-2011 12:28 PM
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  20. John North in York Gaol

    Hi, I came across this interesting (to me) nugget, is there any way I can get more info ? London Gazette 10th July 1855 No 21743 p. 2686 Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors Saturday 7th July 1855 Orders vesting in the Provisional Assignee the Estates and Effects of the following Persons On...

    Started by Peterjay123‎, 17-05-2011 8:03 PM
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