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Offline seamoon24

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Time off for good behaviour
« on: Friday 11 March 22 12:25 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking into the history of one of my relatives Roger Rodgers who spent quite a lot of time in prison. I've attached a copy of the records for his first conviction. It says he broke something before he was convicted of a felony but I can't make out what. I've tried searching for variants of the word without success. Can anyone help with this. Also he was convicted in 1878 but he had a son born about 1882 and he was convicted in 1878 - did prisoners get time off for good behaviour as they do now. Thank you for any help.

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Re: Time off for good behaviour
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 March 22 12:32 GMT (UK) »
Curtilage breaking.

Curtilage is the land around a house.

So, in essence, breaking and entering.
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Re: Time off for good behaviour
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 March 22 12:46 GMT (UK) »
He was "before convicted" so that 1878 offence wasn't his first conviction.

On his time in prison:

Pentonville records show that he was received from Wakefield in November 1878 and transferred to Wormwood Scrubs in July 1879: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FCCC%2FPCOM2%2F077%2F00242&parentid=TNA%2FCCC%2F2B%2FPCOM2%2F00914082

Wormwood Scrubs records show that he was received from Pentonville in July 1879 and transferred to Millbank in October 1882:  https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FCCC%2FPCOM2%2F153%2F0040&parentid=TNA%2FCCC%2F2B%2FPCOM2%2F00983957

Millbank Prison records show that he was received in October 1882 and discharged on licence on 20 March 1884, to St Giles Mission, 10 Brook Street, Holborn: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FCCC%2FPCOM2%2F056%2F00233&parentid=TNA%2FCCC%2F2B%2FPCOM2%2F00888175

So he did get some time off, but not until 1884.
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Re: Time off for good behaviour
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 March 22 12:57 GMT (UK) »
His 1878 crime was stealing 3 ducks at Rotherham: (Was there a link to Stafford?)

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/5085/images/41238_1831109388_2436-00219


I see that they took his photo at Pentonville in 1879 (bottom left):

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/discoveryui-content/view/265277:61810
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 March 22 13:06 GMT (UK) »
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(Was there a link to Stafford?)

Ah yes I now see he was convicted of larceny at Stafford in 1860.
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