TitleCalendars of Prisoners
DescriptionThe printed calendars of prisoners contain the name, age and trade of the prisoners, degree of instruction (to Jul 1917), ie, whether the prisoner could read or write. They also detail the names and address of the committing magistrate, the date of the warrant, when the prisoner was received into custody, the offence charged within the commitment, when tried and before whom; verdict; particulars of previous convictions and sentence or order of the court. The calendars for each session are indexed by name of prisoner.

Prior to 1893, Clerks of the Assize and Clerks of the Peace were required to furnish to the Home Office, for statistical purposes, manuscript returns giving certain particulars of the persons for trial or tried at Assizes and Quarter Sessions. In that year it was arranged to substitute for the manuscript returns a copy of the 'after trial' Prison Calendar, with a certificate by the Clerk of Assize or Clerk of the Peace as to the correctness of the entries in certain columns.
Date1880 - 1971
Extent307 items
FormatPaper - printed
AccessConditionsAccess to these items is restricted for 85 years. Please refer to a member of staff. Once permission is granted four days notice is required to view items QS/4/81 onwards.
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