Author Topic: Samuel Fifield - Prison Record 1844 (Gloucestershire)  (Read 278 times)

Offline jmackenzieNZ

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Samuel Fifield - Prison Record 1844 (Gloucestershire)
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 03:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
Can someone please transcribe the handwritten note to the left of the record.
Thank you,
Jamie

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Re: Samuel Fifield - Prison Record 1844 (Gloucestershire)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 03:47 GMT (UK) »
I believe it says:

  a true Bill
  d(itt)o


The writing is rather loose.

ADDED:

See:   https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/true-bill

Whether a Grand Jury was involved or not I can't say.  You would need to know more about the legal system under which they were tried.  It may (I stress may) just mean that a local magistrate had committed them to trial.

All the definitions I can find refer to modern American usage, hence the Grand Jury reference.

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Re: Samuel Fifield - Prison Record 1844 (Gloucestershire)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 April 18 10:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you horselydown86. Much appreciated.