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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference HH21
Title Prison registers
Dates 1798-2000
Access status Restricted
Access conditions Registers are subject to long closure periods due to the personal details contained within them.
Location Off site
Description Prison registers.
Level Series
Extent 35.15 Linear Metres
Admin history These registers were maintained by each prison in Scotland and generally contain the following details relating to prisoners in custody: name, date of admission, committing magistrate and court, age, height, where born, nationality, occupation, religion, health, offence, particulars of trial, sentence if convicted, and date liberated or removed.
Finding aids Paper catalogue
Format Text
Language English
Related material Registers from the following prisons are to be found in Sheriff Court series: Angus, 1805-1827 (SC47/55/2); Ayr, 1860-1863 (SC6/57/1); Fort William, 1893-1936 (SC28/32/1) Jedburgh, 1839-1893 (SC62/72/1); Kirkcudbright, 1791-1811 (SC16/28/2); Selkirk, 1828-1840 (SC63/63/3); Stirling, 1822-1829 (SC67/47/5 & 6) It is possible that other prisoner registers are in the custody of local authorities. For Edinburgh Tolbooth registers, 1657-1817 - see HH11 & HH21/6/13.

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