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Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« on: Monday 29 November 21 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Trying to work out what this means! Any suggestions appreciated. *Listed under offences column

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 November 21 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Bur....? Copper under 5/-

Or something Along those lines..
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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 November 21 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Bur....? Copper under 5/-

Or something Along those lines..

Oh Possibly! he was a coal porter etc...

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 November 21 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Whilst I acknowledge that the first letter looks like a B, I think the first word is:  Purchasing

It seems that buying certain metals knowing them to be stolen or unlawfully come by was a serious offence, punishable by transportation.  See here:

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 November 21 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello -

I also think the first word is meant to be 'purchasing' - Purchasing copper under 56 lbs.

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 November 21 16:56 GMT (UK) »
I think it will be 56 lbs (pounds, in weight), not 5 shillings.

ADDED - sorry, craggagh, I didn't see your post.

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Hello -

I also think the first word is meant to be 'purchasing' - Purchasing copper under 56 lbs.

craggagh.

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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked for newspaper reports?
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Re: Prison Admission and Discharge Registers
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 12:04 GMT (UK) »
56 lbs is exactly 4 stone , as theres 14 lb in a stone. 

And 4 stone is half a hundredweight.

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