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Offline toridobson

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jedburgh prisoner 1861
« on: Thursday 27 April 17 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Can anyone tell me if there is a way of finding out the crime of a prisoner in Jedburgh prison 1861, Jessie Whitelaw, age 28?  I know you can access the Graham Maxwell Ancestry records which gives a link to a book of records you can buy... any other way?

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Re: jedburgh prisoner 1861
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 April 17 07:55 BST (UK) »
Hi ,

Can't see anything on the National Records of Scotland website.
Maxwell Ancestry charge 5 for a transcription of the individuals record.
http://www.maxwellancestry.com/prisontranscript.aspx?prisonid=160207321

I believe the Jedburgh Prison Register 1843-1869 HH21/16/1-2 is held in Edinburgh -
https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/crime-and-criminals

You might be able to find a newspaper report  :-\



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Re: jedburgh prisoner 1861
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 April 17 12:59 BST (UK) »
if you go back on the maxwell site and look at the 1861 census  - you will see that Jessie was in jail with husband Thomas this could suggest they were in the Debtors part of the jail - also gives her maiden name as mills and she was born  in Edinburgh

NB: my ancestor was the Warder George Turnbull

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Re: jedburgh prisoner 1861
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 April 17 13:56 BST (UK) »
Someone has posted the prison transcripts (and original page images) on their Ancestry tree:


https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/51888212/person/13320796053/gallery
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