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Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 12:28 BST (UK) »
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Recently I've been learning a little more about my 3x Great Grandmother and have found that she was imprisoned for 7 years for "Feloniously using instruments to procure abortion" - On the discharge sheet next to her name is a code in brackets (0 26) - also, under the description for her build is the word "Prop" and although I've been racking my brains cannot fathom what that would stand for...."proper" as in "normal"?  can anyone shed any light.

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Re: Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 October 21 13:24 BST (UK) »
I think 'prop' could be proportionate - neither particularly plump nor thin, so as you say, normal.

I've no idea about O 26 (I think it's letter O rather than zero). Is there anything similar on any other names?
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 October 21 13:57 BST (UK) »
From the beginning of the book:
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Re: Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 October 21 13:59 BST (UK) »
And regarding "O26":
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Re: Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 October 21 18:14 BST (UK) »
I think 'prop' could be proportionate - neither particularly plump nor thin, so as you say, normal.

I've no idea about O 26 (I think it's letter O rather than zero). Is there anything similar on any other names?

Hi, Of course!!  All in proportion!  Re the codes, yes there are about 7 more convicts, (out of about 21), who have different codes after their names, (K71) (Q14) men and women! 

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 October 21 18:16 BST (UK) »
From the beginning of the book:

Hi,

Thank you so much for this!  Good resource to have for future use (I think the lady in question had a daughter who was also a prostitute and is no doubt in the registers lol).

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Re: Coding and Abbreviation on Register of Habitual Criminals Discharge 1893
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 October 21 18:17 BST (UK) »
And regarding "O26":

Ah, very interesting!  Thank you so much for that! I think I've only just touched the surface with this lady!!  Thank you  :)