England Crime and Punishment
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In England, crimes were tried in different courts, usually depending on the severity of the crime. Felonies went to the assize courts, or their equivalent for London, Old Bailey. Individuals who committed misdemeanors and some felonies were tried in quarter sessions, or their equivalent for boroughs, borough sessions. Lesser crimes were adjudicated in petty sessions.
Few of these records are indexed or available online, a notable exception being the Old Bailey.
- England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 at Ancestry (£)
- Criminal Register Index - Convictions Registers for Gloucestershire 1853-1879 at Genebug
- Court and Criminal Records Collection at thegenalogist (select "Court and Criminal" in the record collection drop down box)
- Main article: Assize Court Records
- Main article: England Petty Session Records
- Main article: England Quarter Session Records
- Main article: England Borough Session Records
- Main article: Records of the Old Bailey in London, England
- Dorset Crime and Punishment
- Gloucestershire Crime and Punishment
- London Crime and Punishment
- Yorkshire Crime and Punishment
- UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849 at Ancestry (£)
- Wikipedia List of British prison hulks
Capital Punishment U.K. (free) includes a list of 'all U.K. executions from 1735-1964' and identifies 'places of execution.'