Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Bedfordshire Gaol Register
This database contains entries from gaol registers held by the Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service. Level of detail varies between registers but each entry gives some of the following details of the criminal: name, age, hair colour, height, crime, dates of committal and trial, sentence and means of disposal e.g. release, death, transportation etc. The database presently covers the period between 1801 and 1879 (with gaps) and is updated on a weekly basis. Our aim is to add the details from all the surviving County Gaol and House of Correction registers held at Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service for the period 1801 - 1901, an approximate total of 35,000+ entries.

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First Name: Last Name:
Age (earliest): Age (latest):
Gender: Trade or Occupation:
Birth Town: Birth Country:
Residence Town: Residence County:
Offence: Sentence:
Trial Type: How Disposed:
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