cover of the Hull and East Riding source guideGreat to see that Our Criminal Ancestors website appears in the WDYTYA 50 family history websites to watch in 2019!  This list appeared in the January edition of WDYTYA magazine and as a online list on the related website.  To browse the whole list and find out more, visit the Who Do You Think You Are? website.

 

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In 1909 @leicspolice Boro PC John Mason was presented with a silver tipped walking cane by Leicester Boro Police Band. In 1960 his family loaned the cane to Leicester City Police as part of an exhibition, and was never seen again.

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Just in case you missed it earlier we have launched our 1893 Special Edition #Saltaire map today. Prices start at just £10. Further details can be found at our website: https://t.co/Z8axm687wX Please ReTweet 😃
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A little obsessed with prison plans at the moment...here’s a sketch by George Dance of the new Newgate (c.1770s) held at @LdnMetArchives that I wish I could use in my thesis but probably won’t as I need the more detailed, final version (sob)

Late to the party but, in Ep.2 #GentlemanJackHBO Ann Lister asks a magistrate 'is it not the constable's job to gather evidence?' It wasn't actually in 1832. They undoubtedly did, but no legal requirement. Otherwise v. good. #pedant #pettyconstables

Help transcribe prison record of Mary Portus, occupation listed as home duties #crime #history #FamilyHistory https://t.co/R0vuIYWOhK

Frances Crook ⁦@francescrook⁩ ⁦@TheHowardLeague⁩ , talking about capital punishment at Leeds Historical Punishment ⁦@becketthistory⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦⁦@dchurchill01⁩

Vivien Miller talking about capital punishment in the US at Leeds Historical Criminology ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

⁦@lizzieseal⁩ talking about the case of Derek Bentley amongst others in the first paper at Leeds Historical Criminolgy Seminar ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

"THE FIRST BURIAL" by @OldParramatta: the first essay in the new @create_nsw-funded @stjohnsdatabase collection. Feat. a cast of @OldBaileyOnline #FirstFleet #convicts, it leads to the Chesapeake, a palace, the lanes of Irish London, & #Parramatta. https://t.co/cDB5d78icX #OzHist