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Discover prisoners and victims connected with Newgate Prison through new release from TheGenealogist

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Details of almost 150,000 prisoners locked up in London's feared Newgate Prison have been added to the database of the genealogy website TheGenealogist.

The records include details of any alias the prisoner was known by, as well as the names of their victims. Sourced from the HO 26 Newgate Prison Registers held by The National Archives, the documents were created between the years 1791 and 1849.

The Newgate Prison Registers

The Newgate Prison Registers give family history researchers details of ancestors who were imprisoned in the building that once stood next to the Old Bailey in the City of London. The records reveal the names of prisoners, offences the prisoner had been convicted for, the date of their trial and where they were tried. The records also give the name of the victims and any alias that the criminals may have used before.

You can use the Newgate Prison Registers records to:

  • Find ancestors guilty of crimes ranging from theft, highway robbery, libel and murder
  • Discover the victims of crime
  • Uncover some of the aliases used by criminal ancestors
  • See descriptions of offenders with details of their height, eye colour and complexion
  • Research records covering the period 1791 - 1849

Explore the records at TheGenealogist, with a diamond subscription.

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