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Researching your criminal ancestors

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Picking oakum in prison

Apart from the background information supplied in our Essex Court Cases article about the various sources for tracing your criminal ancestors, you may find the latest podcast from The National Archives of interest: From crime to punishment: criminal records of our ancestors from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The speaker takes you through the various stages of the criminal justice system of the period and focuses on the various records created, from the commission of a crime, through the court processes and on to the records of punishment.

You may also be interested in our articles on picking oakum in prison; and Chelmsford Prison.

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