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Forum: Court Records

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  1. Transported for life!

    Hi I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction!.. I have a JOSEPH TWITCHETT born c1800 Suffolk, He was in trouble with the law a few times, and was transported for life in April 1838.. He was aboard the ship Lord William Bentinck 2, Bound for Tasmania.. The interesting thing is...

    Started by kellysmith1976‎, 09-09-2010 11:55 AM
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  2. Records from an Orphanage in Leeds

    Hello, I just recently found out about a long-lost relative that was put into an orphanage in Leeds around 1950. I live in the USA and have limited access to records from the UK. Does anyone happen to know of an orphanage or orphanages in Leeds and where I might find records about children that...

    Started by kcmann‎, 14-01-2014 4:57 PM
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  3. Transportation

    My Gt.Gt.Grandfather was found guilty of stealing from bales of cotton in Liverpool in 1828 and was sentenced to 7 years transportation. I have traced him to two prison hulks in Portsmouth in1829. Can anyone tell me if some prisoners 'did their time' without actually being sent anywhere as I can...

    Started by GEOTOW‎, 20-12-2013 6:31 PM
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  4. William John Courts and possible court record

    l'm trying to find out whether my GGrandfather's son William John Courts born 1875 in Poplar ended up in Wandsworth Prison and if there are any court records l could track down. He lived with his parents James and Eleanor in Poplar until the 1891 census occupation a Cooper, the next sign of him is...

    Started by Valman‎, 25-10-2013 3:03 PM
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  5. Cambridgeshire criminals

    At least two of my ancesters appear per records found on Ancestry to have criminal records for larceny & theft. A William Atkin in 1816 was sentenced to death for larceny of the person at Cambridge and a William Atkin aged 65 was sentenced to 7 days for larceny in 1839 .at the Isle of Ely Court ...

    Started by AnnHood‎, 25-06-2013 12:27 PM
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  6. Declaring a missing husband dead

    My g-grandfather apparently left Britain (sometime a few years after 1911) to head for Australia. Family rumour has it that his wife eventually remarried, and herself went to Africa (Nigeria, possibly?). As G-Grandfather didn't die until 1938, would his wife have been able to have him declared...

    Started by Felinity‎, 07-10-2013 1:42 AM
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  7. Bigamy

    Hi everyone, How can I trace a report/record of Bigamy? It occurred in Chester,mid 1940's....have tried the newspapers(no joy)...am I able to request a copy of the trial from the County court/assizes? Gill

    Started by granof17‎, 05-02-2008 5:28 AM
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  8. Dorset England prison registers

    Anyone interested in researching their Dorset ancesters with a 'dodgy past' will definitely find these records of interest. The Dorset, England Prison Admission and Discharge Registers 1782-1901 and Dorset, England, Calendar of Prisoners 1854-1904 - also include mug shots of 19th century convicts....

    Started by Annamarie‎, 19-02-2013 9:12 PM
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  9. Guidance needed...Sarah Cox manslaughter

    Sarah Cox was tried and acquitted of manslaughter on the 9th Mar 1867 in Staffordshire. (Ancestry) I have followed Coromandel's advice on another thread and trawled through the National Archives - no joy. I may be missing something. My 2nd G Grandmother Sarah Cox, b. Brosley, Shropshire in...

    Started by Annamarie‎, 20-01-2013 10:47 PM
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    21-01-2013, 9:18 PM Go to last post
  10. 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, 31-10-2012 11:28 PM
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  11. 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 8:39 PM
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  12. 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 10:15 AM
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  13. 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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  14. 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 6:51 PM
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  15. 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 8:16 AM
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  16. 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 2:21 AM
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    14-06-2012, 7:20 PM Go to last post

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