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Register of prisoners in the New House of Correction Bedford


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Register of prisoners in the New House of Correction. This gives the prisoners name, place of birth, late residence, trade, age, height, complexion, colour of hair and eyes, remarks, whether they were married or single and how they behaved . It tells us when they were committed and by whom, for what offence and the sentence they received. We can see when and how they were discharged, what employment they had while in the prison and how much they earned.

Originally marked No 1 on the cover this volume appears to have been begun when the New House of Correction also known as the penitentiary opened. It covers the period 1820 to 1828.

Unfortunately Volume 2 which covered the period 1828 to 1841 was never received by the Archives Service and is probably lost.

10th Jun 2007 by Diane Earl


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