Monday, 7 February 2011

Example Prison Register Transcription

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Prison Register Transcription
 Hawick Prison 1844-1862
(National Archives Reference HH21/14/1)


Number: 42
Date of Admission: July 15, 1845
By whom Committed: Bailie Haddon J.P.
Name: John Gibson
Sex: Male
Age: 64
Where Born: Whitehaven
Late Residence: Carlisle
Where he has spent the greater part of his life: Whitehaven
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Complexion: Dark
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Marks, &c.: None
Offence: For Begging Drunk and Disordly in the Town
Clean or Dirty?: Dirty
Sober, partially Intoxicated, or Drunk?: Sober
Clothes in good Repair or Ragged?: Good
Did the Prisoner come in Direct after Arrest?: Direct
Ordinary Occupation: Saddler
Previous Imprisonments: [none]
Trial: July 23; Bailie Haddon; Convicted
Sentence: Nine Days
Number of Days in Prison: 9
Conduct during Confinement: Good

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