Thursday, 16 June 2016

Ancestry adds Gloucestershire crime and punishment 1791‑1914

Just available, from Ancestry and the Gloucestershire Archives:

Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914, with more than 12 million new records, includes:

- Calendars of prisoners in County Gaol and Houses of Correction (irregular returns from    Berkeley, Cirencester, Northgate (Gloucester), Lawfords Gate (St. Philip and Jacob,          Bristol) and Winchcombe).
- Registers of prisoners for trial at Quarter Sessions and Assizes.
- Penitentiary register of prisoners.
- Debtors' registers.
- Registers of summary convictions.
- Returns of habitual criminals and albums of prisoners' photographs.
- Nominal [prisoners'] registers.
- Record of [previous] conviction books.
- Registers of prisoners
- Transportation Bonds.
Many of these contain considerable personal detail as well as descriptions of the crime and sentence.

Gloucestershire Archives has a blog post on the youngest and oldest prisoners to be photographed in Gloucester gaol in the Victorian period.

Also new on Ancestry are:

Gloucestershire, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1974
Gloucestershire, England, Land Tax Records, 1713-1833

and updates to Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813

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