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Re: Unusual 'Relationship to Head' on 1861 Census
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 22:11 BST (UK) »
Prisoners can wind up in private houses.  When we were Venezuela, the National Guard captured a Czechoslovakian youth carrying a US refugee document.  He was held for several weeks in the one-cell village lock-up but he spent a lot of time at our house under armed guard because, as the only Americans in town [indeed the only foreigners], we were required to feed him three times a day.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Unusual 'Relationship to Head' on 1861 Census
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 06 June 19 17:48 BST (UK) »
I've come across something like this in 19thC, near Liverpool , I think. Policeman & family + prisoners, several of whom were prostitutes. Address may have been Bridewell.
Keep in mind that census night was usually Sunday. If local bobby arrested some miscreants on Saturday night he may have had to take charge of them until they were taken to court on Monday.

Interesting story, Errato.

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Re: Unusual 'Relationship to Head' on 1861 Census
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 06 June 19 21:10 BST (UK) »
Not on thread topic but I like FindMyPast's transcription of the occupations of Ann Hinge & Margaret Mead, plasterer!

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Re: Unusual 'Relationship to Head' on 1861 Census
« Reply #12 on: Friday 07 June 19 13:56 BST (UK) »
There used to be a Police House in many villages, like in tv series "Heartbeat".