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Criminal Registers 1791-1892, Individuals Tried in Poole

Criminal Registers 1791-1892, Individuals Tried in Poole

The Criminal Registers 1791-1892 can be found at the National Archives and on Ancestry. They contain listings of individuals charged with crime and they provide information about the individual charged, their trial, sentence, and the outcome. Poole History Centre Volunteers have searched the registers and transcribed all the individuals tried in Poole.

House robbery 11 June 1755

Wednesday last one William Brown of the west of Dorset, who was accused of robbing a near relation's house, came in a post-chaise to the Antelope Inn in this town, where he was welcomed by his injured relation, assisted by two other men, who by coming a nearer way, got there before him; he was secured for the night, and next morning carried before a Justice of Peace, in a manner **** more suitable to his character ***** ******. Whether he was sent to Dorchester or not I have not since heard.