East Orchard

Dorchester Prison Registers 1782-1901

Transcribed and donated to the Dorset OPC Project by Sue Thornton-Grimes

The following list of prisoners in Dorchester Prison who gave their abode as East Orchard was compiled from Dorchester Prison Registers of Admissions and Discharges 1782-1901 held at the Dorset History Centre
 

NameNo.AgeDate of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTradeConditionNo. of childrenBy whom CommittedCrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
John ASHWOOD 40241932 Jan 28 1843Jan 30 1843LabourerMarried 4Rev R BlackmoreVagrancy, leaving family chargeable NG PR1 D2 3
Pimples and flesh worms In the face. Some pock marks near the eye brows 5ft 8 3/4brownlight bluefairHard labor 2 Cal Months Orderly1843 29 Mar 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Mary BASTABLE20839Aug 3 1827 Aug 4 1827ServantSingle By the Court Sum. Ass. 1827 Concealing the birth of her Bastard ChildNG PR1 D2 2 & NG PR1 D1 4
        Imprisonment 3 Cal Months Orderly1827 Nov 1 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Walter BROCKWAY4330 Nov 2 1847Nov 3 1847LabourerMarried2 J Hussey H T Yeatman Esq.Trespass. Poaching. Fine 2, costs 8/6d NG PR1 D2 4
        2 Calendar Months    
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Lot COSSER Michmas. Sessions49 16Aug 20 1832Aug 20 1832LabourerSingle  T B Bower EsqStealing a coatNG PR1 D2 2
Three cuts on the right cheek - a small mole on the left side of the upper lip near the corner of the nostril. A cut on the bottom joint fore finger right hand. 5 ft 3 3/4light browndark bluefairTo be imprisoned until the end of the Sessions Orderly1832 18 Oct 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Thomas COSSIER17017 Dec 16 1828Dec 17 1828LabourerSingle  Rev R Blackmore T B Bower EsqPoachingNG PR1 D2 2
Two slight cuts on the middle of the forehead and a pock mark on the left side of the forehead. A cut on the back of 3rd finger left hand. 5ft 4 1/2dark browngrayfairImprisonment 3 months Orderly1829 10 March 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
William DENNIS Easter Sessions 26140Mar 5 1822Mar 6 1822Labourer Married5Rev L Simpson Rev W F GroveStealing beans NG PR1 D2 1 & NG PR1 D1 3
A mole on the left cheek. Dimple chin. 5ft 6brownlight hazelfloridHard labour one Calendar month Orderly1822 16 May 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
George DENNIS22817May 21 1847 May 22 1847LabourerSingle Geo. Thomson Jacob Esq Trespass. Stealing a Ferret. Fine 1 costs 9/6NG PR1 D2 4
        One Calendar monthOrderly 1847 21 June 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
George GRAY 51  Oct 24 1878LabourerSingle   DrunkenessNG PR1 D3 4
? ruptured, right eye deformed, cut left eyebrow, mouth one side 5ft 2dark brownlight hazelsallow    1st time
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
William HUNT 17  Dec 19 1866LabourerSingle   Destroying propertyNG PR1 D3 2
small dent near left corner left eye, cut side right thumb, little finger left hand little crooked 5ft 2dark browndark graysallow    1st time
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Thomas LEMON    Jul 13 1864LabourerSingle   AssaultNG PR1 D3 2
left eye rather smaller than right, several cuts back left thumb, cut side 1-finger same hand 5ft 8 1/2light brownlight hazelruddy    1st time
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Hannah PLOWMAN19638 Jan 1 1828Jan 2 1828Single T B Bower Esq Stealing wood NG PR1 D2 2 & NG PR1 D1 4
        Hard labor one calendar month Orderly1828 1 Feb 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
John SNOOK 151144 40Sep 7 1841Oct 22 1841SawyerMarried 4T B Bower Esq Rev R Blackmore Commissioner of Assessed Taxes Non-payment of assessed taxesNG PR1 D2 3
A mole in the middle of the right cheek, another under the right side of the under lip, a very small mole in the middle of the left cheek, a small cut on the left side of the upper lip. 5ft 9 1/4light`brownlight greyfairImprisonment till 9.8.0d be paid Orderly1842 2 MarDischarged by order of the committing committee. Order to discharge annexed to warrant.
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
George SNOOK4231Nov 2 1847 Nov 3 1847LabourerSingle J Hussey H T Yeatman Esq. Trespass. Poaching. Fine 2, costs 8/6dNG PR1 D2 4
        Two Calendar months    
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Charles STOKES28525 Jan 24 1832Jan 25 1832LabourerSingle  T B Bower Esq Rev W F GroveBastardyNG PR1 D2 2
A cut diagonally on the middle of the forehead and a large mole on the right side of the right hand, cuts on the back of the middle joint left thumb 5ft 8brownbluefairHard labor 3 months  1832 17 Apr 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Chas. SWETMAN2120Apr 2 1833 Apr 3 1833LabourerSingle Rev R Blackmore Rev W F Grove TrespassNG PR1 D2 2
A cut on the nail of the left thumb 5ft 8 1/4dark brownbluerather sallowHard labor 1 cal month Orderly1833 2 May 
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Meshac WELLS Epiph Sessions 25423On bailJan 5 1832Tin maker Married1By the Court Epiph sessions 1832 Riot & AssaultNG PR1 D2 2
Lightly pitted in the face with the smallpox. Eruptions on the face 5ft 8 1/2light browngrayfairHard labor 2 years   See also West Orchard list
             
             
NameNo.Age Date of CommitalWhen Brought to PrisonTrade ConditionNo. of childrenBy whom Committed CrimeReference
Marks   StatureHairEyesComplexion Event of TrialBehaviour in PrisonWhen discharged Remarks
Elizth WEST27128Sur. On Bail Jan 2 1840ServantSingle By the Court Winter Sessions 1840 Stealing shop goodsNG PR1 D2 3
A small mole on the right side of the chin - lost the two middle teeth upper jaw - a cut on the middle joint forefinger left hand 5ft 1very dark browndark hazelfairHard labor 3 cal months. One week of each of the last 3 months holiday Orderly1840 30 Jun 

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