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Prison Records

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:28 pm

I’ve come across the bare details of a court case that resulted in a short prison term for someone who may or may not be ‘one of mine’. What I know is just the entry in a sentencing log so name, county, date of trial, charge and sentence. How would I discover more, specifically how can I discover if this is someone on my tree?

Re: Prison Records

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:12 am

Have you looked for newspaper accounts? I found very detailed accounts of a divorce hearing and a trial in which an ancestor was a witness in local and national newspapers.

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Re: Prison Records

Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:10 am

That’s a good idea Brunes08. It wasn’t very scandalous, building within a curtilidge, whatever that entailed. As it was, I was able to eliminate my chap by a sheer fluke - the prison term covered a census night and I found my chap at home and the prisoner locked up in Aylesbury prison. Phew! :lol:
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