January 15, 2015

Old Portraits of Criminals in Newcastle City Gaol From 1871-1873

Particulars of criminals convicted of a crime specified in section 20 of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871 and reported to the Secretary of State [Home Secretary] as being imprisoned in Newcastle Gaol.

All the prisoners photographed here spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871 - December 1873. Newcastle Gaol in Carliol Square closed on 31st March 1925.

Placed in Newcastle, James Jobling was convicted for the offence of 'Unlawfully Wounding'

Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour.

James Davit was convicted of the crime - confusing to obtain money by false pretence and was sentenced to 6 weeks in prison.

This is William Harrison. He was born in Durham and worked as a porter. He was convicted of obtaining oats by false pretence. He was sentenced to 12 months in Newcastle City Gaol in 1872.

Also know as James Darley, at the age of just 16, this young man had been in and out of prison, but on this occasion he was sentenced for 2 months for stealing some shirts.

The young man above was sentenced to do 14 days hard labour and 5 years reformation for stealing money in 1873.

Aged 64, John Roman had to carry out 14 days hard labour for stealing some clothes in 1873.

After being caught stealing some boots, Thomas Watson was sentenced to 2 months in prison in 1873.

Mary Ann Ross worked as a prostitute and was convicted of theft of money many times, but on this occasion her sentence was for 6 months in Newcastle City Gaol.

Sentenced to carry out 4 months in Newcastle City Gaol, Thomas Tweedy was found guilty of stealing money in 1872.

Agnes Stewart was a married lady from Edinburgh and was convicted of the crime - theft of money.

Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron along with her accomplices: Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson.

At the young age of 11, Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan.

Along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson, Mary Hinnigan was caught stealing iron and was sentenced to do 7 days hard labour.

Along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Mary Hinnigan, Rosanna Watson was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being caught stealing iron.

At such a young age, Henry Leonard Stephenson was convicted of breaking in to houses and was sentenced to 2 months in prison in 1873.

Patrick O'Neill spent 18 months in Newcastle City Gaol after being caught and convicted of breaking in to houses.

After stealing a waistcoat Ann Burns was sentenced to 1 month imprisonment.

The lady pictured was sentenced to 6 months in Newcastle City Gaol for stealing money from a person of another.

Sentenced to 3 months, Catherine Kelly was found guily of stealing bed linen and was sent to Newcastle Gaol.

Isabella Dodds was sentenced to 4 months at Newcastle Gaol for stealing a gold watch.

Isabella Smith was sentenced to 6 weeks at Newcastle City Gaol for stealing poultry.

At the young age of 14, Henry Miller was charged with the theft of clothing and sentenced to 14 days hard labour for his crime.

Joshua Robson was sent to Newcastle City Gaol for 6 months, after being convicted of money theft.

David Barron was a cabinet maker who was convicted and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for stealing champagne along with William Hill.

William Hill, along with David Barron, stole champagne and was charged for the theft and sentenced to 6 months in prison.

Michael Clement Fisher was 13 in this photograph and was an accomplice of Henry Leonard Stephenson. They were both charged with breaking in to houses and sentenced to 2 months in prison. Michael was born in West Hartlepool.

Robert was a labourer and along with William Salmon and Thomas Garratty, they were sentenced to 6 months after stealing clothes.

Along with Robert Bolam and Thomas Garratty, William Salmon stole some clothes and was sentenced to 6 months after being convicted of the theft.

Thomas Garretty, along with Robert Bolam and William Salmon, was convicted of stealing clothes and sentenced to 6 months.

(via Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)




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