Category Archives: prisoner records

Finding more prison references to Dublin great-great granny

Thanks to breaking through the Irish brickwall in my family tree this summer I know that my Irish great-great granny was Mary Fegan who married John Tate in 1877. Thanks to the Dublin prison registers at findmypast.ie I also know … Continue reading

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Finding lots of criminals in the Irish side of the family

I’ve been making great headway with my Irish great-grandmother’s ancestry. But I didn’t expect them to be criminals. However I’ve just got access to findmypast.ie, which includes Dublin prison registers. And there are an awful lot of references to my … Continue reading

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A (repeat) case of malicious mischief

I’ve been looking through the case report of the 1853 trial of Thomas Fair farmer in Swansfield, thanks to Graham and Emma Maxwell who sent me images of the pages from Duns Sheriff Court’s papers. It seems as though Thomas … Continue reading

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A criminal in the family

Well actually two, but the main one is a very direct ancestor, so rather shocking! I was reminded recently of Graham and Emma Maxwell’s Scottish Borders prison database. Obviously I searched for Cavers, and found a few. And then I … Continue reading

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