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Brideswell Prison
« on: Tuesday 03 November 09 07:10 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me if Brideswell Prison records are on line and if so direct me to the site- Jan JAMES (Western Australia)

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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 07:23 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me if Brideswell Prison records are on line and if so direct me to the site- Jan JAMES (Western Australia)
Hi Rosmany
    Have a look at the following Link....W.A Prison Records.
http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/collection/prison.asp

Reg
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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 07:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Reg- I didn't know there was a Brideswell Prison in W.A. I am refering to Brideswell Prison in the UK. Is there a reference to it on this site. Sorry if I have mislead you- Roser (Jan)

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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean the Bridewell Prison? http://knowledgeoflondon.com/bridewell.html and many other sites.

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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan- that is what I meant- Roser

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 10:38 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again Stan- I live in Western Australia so I can't access anything unless it's on line. I am researching Gypsy Convicts & Gypsy free settlers who came to Australia. Transportation to this countryended in 1868 and my theory that many of the convicts would have been Travelers is proving correct. It's taken a few years just to put together the Gypsy surnames in the UK, something I had to do before I could begin my search here.  My interest in Prisons ( any) is that so many Gypsies were incarcerated for anything ( even riding their ASS on the pavement) and Brideswell housed children many of them Gypsy. Western Australia (at least) had "Parkhurst Lads" or juvenile convicts . These children became shepherds & farm hands to the early colonists . Any help that is given is greatly appreciated. 1979 in Westen Australia saw our 150 yeas since white settlement and 1988 our Bicentennial year. A group of  Historians ( all off us amatuer' but leaders in the field) helped put together a set of dictionaries called "The Bicentennial Dictionaries of Western Australian" in all 10 volumes. The Gypsy arrivals is intended to be a part of the series. A part of my forebears "William & Dinah Roser"were Gypsy free settlers in 1842- Thanks again- Roser

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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Roser,
The England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 are available on Ancestry. The criminal registers are a listing of individuals charged with crime.

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Re: Brideswell Prison
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 12:00 GMT (UK) »
That's great- Thank you Stan- Roser