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17-08-2006, 2:14 AM
I wonder if anyone can help.
I have been looking for prison records for a james Tindale in her majesty's prison Gateshead in the 1880's.i have the census info but wondered if anyone knows more than i have found about locating the records.
Regards Isabel

Colin Moretti
17-08-2006, 9:16 AM
They're probably at TNA, at Kew.

Here's their guidance leaflet on criminal records:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/rdleaflet.asp?sLeafletID=253. As you will see, there are lots of potential records relating to your man.

HO 140 & PCOM 2 look most likely

Note that there's not an online index to individual prisoner, someone (you or a researcher) has to search through the original records

Good luck


18-08-2006, 10:14 AM
Hi Colin
thanks very much for your advice.
much appreciated.
Regards Isabel