March 29, 2018

These Incredible Haunting Photographs Are of Convicted Criminals in Newcastle Between 1871-1873

These images provided by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums show those who were convicted of crimes in Newcastle, England between 1871-1873.

Margaret Cosh was convicted of stealing a coat, she had no previous convictions and served 2 months with hard labour.

Catherine Cain King was convicted of stealing a pocket watch, she had previously served 7 days for drunken conduct, on this occasion she served 3 months with hard labour.

John Mullen was convicted of stealing a watch and served 4 months with hard labour. This was his longest consecutive sentence having previously served time on 9 separate occasions totaling 3 months.

Isabella Hindmarch was convicted of stealing money, she had no previous convictions and served 1 month with hard labour.

John Park was convicted of stealing a violin, he had no previous convictions and served 1 month with hard labour.

Richard Rimmington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and was expected to serve 14 days with hard labour. He was spared his sentence when his parents agreed to pay costs and the resulting fine.

John Bolton was convicted of stealing leather, he had previously served 9 months for theft, on this occasion he served 6 months with hard labour.

Sarah Cassidy was convicted of stealing money and served 2 months with hard labour. In the previous two years she had been convicted 6 times for breaking by laws and had already served 42 days in prison.

Thomas Haigh was convicted of stealing a pocket watch, he had no previous convictions and served 1 month with hard labour.

Elizabeth Rule (AKA Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Brown) was convicted of stealing clothing and bed linen 5 times between 1867 and 1872. For these convictions she served a total of 11 months 14 days.

(Photos: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)




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