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Forum: Court Records

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  1. Poor Law

    I know a little about Poor Law and Parish Relief, but whilst research something I came across this article from 1830 and have a couple of questions that people might be able to answer: Would the outcome of the case be that the grandfather not have been able to have the children live with...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 03-10-2018 10:11 PM
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  2. Post Trial at Hereford QS 28 June 1841

    James Walters was tried at Hereford QS on 28th June 1841 for Highway Robbery and received 15 years. He embarked 17 Nov 1841 and arrived in Tasmania Australia 6th April 1842 and was recorded as a Protestant - can read. Age 21 years. Occupation labourer. Native of Worcester. Is there...

    Started by Parkrox‎, 09-05-2018 10:00 AM
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  3. What is CC?

    Hi guys, Im wondering if anyone with experience of Court/Prison/Crime records could advise me as to what "CC" May mean. I am looking over some 1940s records. I have a Police Crime register which lists both a "divisional crime number" and a "C.C's Ref Number", this is before the Crown Courts existed...

    Started by Empirestate‎, 17-05-2017 12:14 PM
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    19-05-2017, 8:43 AM Go to last post
  4. Lightbulb Charles T Donaghue

    Hello, i am currently looking into the criminal history of my grandfather Charles Thomas Donaghue (1926-2004). I know he was put in prison at one stage of his life, but he has been kept away as a family secret and i know very little. Any help or clues are very welcome. He was based London/Essex.

    Started by oliviaalice‎, 18-02-2017 6:40 PM
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  5. Worcester Quarter Sessions

    Hi Folks First of all A Happy New Year to everyone.....:cheers2: I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this.... I'm looking to find the dob of George Postins, variations = Poskus Postings Pontius.... George Postins, one of 75 convicts transported on the Scindian, 27 February...

    Started by tomm‎, 31-12-2016 2:42 PM
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  6. Gladys Woodbridge

    Hello. I am new to this forum and don't know if anyone would be able to help me? I am looking for my Grandmother, Gladys Woodbridge who was born to Mabel Dorothy Woodbridge in Colnbrook, Buckingham in 1915. Mabel was not married and I don't know if she kept Gladys . I have been told that Gladys...

    Started by chinch‎, 16-12-2016 4:21 PM
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  7. Insolvent Debtors 1827

    Lieut. Edward MedleyRN was in the insolvent debtors court at Norwich 12 March 1827 (Norfolk Chronicle 17 March 1827), the Norfolk Chronicle of 17 March 1827 reported that of the 41 cases 38 were discharged, one struck out & two remanded (these two were the only ones named). By 9 July 1827 Lieut....

    Started by NZTracey‎, 03-10-2016 8:54 AM
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  8. Frank(Francis) Edwin Morris Help needed

    Guys ive just come accross a relative who appears to have died in HMP Camphill Isle of Wight in 1941,ime in touch with his great grandson my 2nd cousin but they have no idea what he was sent to jail for so ime needing help to find out what he did and where he was sentenced ect. Frank Edwin...

    Started by madgarry‎, 10-12-2010 10:23 AM
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  9. Wandsworth Prison

    I believe the Wandsworth prison records are held by LMA. I am looking for some information on a prisoner who served time there 1908-9. I live in Australia and wondered if anyone out there would be visiting LMA and would be prepared to look up his prison record for me. Many thanks Stephanie Hume

    Started by shume‎, 07-04-2016 10:23 AM
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  10. Advice - Ministry of Justice

    Hi I'm wondering if anyone can offer me advice on communicating with the Ministry of Justice. I'm in the process of putting together a letter requesting information about a crime committed in 1963. The information I am seeking has been made available by the National Archives in the past but...

    Started by Scone‎, 14-03-2016 2:54 PM
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  11. Illegible writing on prison record

    Hi there, can anyone help me decipher what crime my ancestor did? It ends with 'ing'. ! Thanks

    Started by mrshilly‎, 27-01-2016 4:48 PM
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  12. prison records

    Hi I am new to this but I have been searching for my dads real mother (he was adopted by a relative) she gave birth to him in 1945 at 1 Knox Rd in Cardiff which I think is Cardiff Prison. Is it to early to get the records for that time as it was not 100 years ago or is there some way I can find her...

    Started by lisabolton‎, 17-01-2016 3:09 AM
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  13. Qualification to serve on a grand jury

    I have seen newspaper reports of lists of men being sworn as members of the grand jury for the quarter sessions. Does anyone know how they were selected, and what qualification they needed?

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 08-09-2015 3:18 PM
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    09-09-2015, 7:52 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 6:23 AM
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  15. Court Records from Wexford, 1859

    Just wondering if anyone can help to direct me to the records of Wexford. My ancestor was Ellen or Elenour Lyons. She was tried at Wexford 9 July 1859, found guilty and sent to Australia on The Blackfriar arriving in Tasmania 29 May 1851.She had a convict number 43991 but not sure if that relates...

    Started by evelynchrystal‎, 16-06-2015 6:51 AM
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    17-06-2015, 9:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Prosecutor / Plaintiff

    Am I right in thinking that in the 18th and early 19th centuries the prosecutor was also often the plaintiff? The National Library of Wales has as part of its on line services a database dealing with crime and punishment. The Crime and Punishment database comprises data about crimes, criminals...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 02-04-2015 10:54 PM
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    03-04-2015, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Coroners' Courts/Inquest Reports

    I have two ancestors who committed suicide. The death certificates refer to the inquest date and place in both cases. I have the newspaper reports of the deaths and inquests but wonder if the actual report of the inquests will be available and what more they might reveal. The first inquest was...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 02-04-2015 10:28 AM
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    02-04-2015, 3:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Theft of bread

    Hi, Where do I start please? In 1908 my Grandfather Frank Harold Matthews DOB 1891 aged 17 living in London, was caught steeling a loaf of bread. His punishment was to be sent to Yorkshire to serve hard labour in the Three Nuns mine near Wakefield in Yorkshire.. This we have from information...

    Started by Dudley1‎, 28-11-2014 9:15 PM
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  19. Thames Police Court Records. 1927

    Does anyone know if records are available of proceeding in the Thames Police Court in May 1927. I have a newspaper report (not identified) which says that my grandfather was accused of embezzlement of union funds. I can find nothing further. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. ...

    Started by francebone‎, 28-10-2014 1:53 PM
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    30-10-2014, 9:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Pre 1858 Probate for Yorkshire

    I have found my ancestor on the Death Duty Index 1851 and the Court seems to read Durham and PC York. I have tried the Durham site and there is no Anthony Simpson. Where can I see Wills or Admons proved in York, I know they are at the Borthwick but are they available anywhere on-line. Please can...

    Started by Chrissie P‎, 11-10-2014 3:00 PM
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