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Offline JAKnighton

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What was James McCluskey doing there?
« on: Friday 26 January 18 12:22 GMT (UK) »
My great grand uncle was James McCluskey, born in 1903 in Shettleston, Lanarkshire.

He died in 1922, only 18 years old, of tuberculosis. His place of death was the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. But his usual residence was given as "H. M. Institution Polmont".

Doing a Google search for this comes up with results for "Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution Polmont".

So the question is, was James McCluskey an inmate? If so, what did he do to end up there? And where could I go to find out?
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Re: What was James McCluskey doing there?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 January 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Try the National Records of Scotland for Sheriff Court Records (https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/sheriff-court-records)

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Re: What was James McCluskey doing there?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 January 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Any offence committed might still be covered by the 100 year rule  :-\



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