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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London_Prisons|Prisons]]'' [[Image:Fleetprison.jpg|thumb|right]]  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London_Prisons|Prisons]]'' [[Image:Fleetprison.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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Many records related to London prisoners are kept in the London Sessions at the London Metropolitan Archives. The [[London Court Records|London Court Records]] article provides further information.
  
 
=== Bridewell  ===
 
=== Bridewell  ===
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=== Newgate  ===
 
=== Newgate  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Newgate_Prison|Newgate}}Newgate prison history is available at the [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/newgate.html Capital Punishments] website. Creators of the site have also compiled lists of executions at Newgate from [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ng1783.html 1783 to 1799], [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tower.html 1800 to 1836], and [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/new1837.html 1837 to 1902].  
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{{Wikipedia|Newgate_Prison|Newgate}}Newgate Prison was founded in 1188. It burned during the Great Fire of London (1666), but was rebuilt. Between 1770 and 1778, a new prison was designed, but burned down in the Gordon Riots (1780). It was rebuilt between 1780 and 1783. The prison closed in 1902 and the buildings were demolished.<ref>''Prison Records,'' London Metropolitan Archives Information Leaflet Number 59, http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/5B8D735B-9FCB-47F4-A9BE-1A45430FF54A/0/59PRISONRECORDS.pdf, accessed 17 January 2012</ref>
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Additional Newgate Prison history is available at the [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/newgate.html Capital Punishments] website. Creators of the site have also compiled lists of executions at Newgate from [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ng1783.html 1783 to 1799], [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tower.html 1800 to 1836], and [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/new1837.html 1837 to 1902].  
  
 
=== Executions  ===
 
=== Executions  ===
  
Many Londoners found guilty of capital crimes at the Old Bailey Sessions were hanged at Tyburn, although it was possible to be reprieved. A list of executions at Tyburn 1695-1783 is available [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tyburn.html online].  
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Many Londoners found guilty of capital crimes at the Old Bailey Sessions were publicly hanged at Tyburn, although it was possible to be reprieved. A list of executions at Tyburn 1695-1783 is available [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tyburn.html online].  
  
 
A list of executions at the Tower of London from 1388 to 1941 is also available [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tower.html online].  
 
A list of executions at the Tower of London from 1388 to 1941 is also available [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/tower.html online].  
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*[http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ Capital Punishment U.K.]  
 
*[http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ Capital Punishment U.K.]  
 
*[http://www.londonlives.org/static/HousesOfCorrection.jsp Houses of Correction] (London Lives)  
 
*[http://www.londonlives.org/static/HousesOfCorrection.jsp Houses of Correction] (London Lives)  
*[http://www.londonlives.org/static/Prisons.jsp Prisons and Lockups] (London Lives)
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*[http://www.londonlives.org/static/Prisons.jsp Prisons and Lockups] (London Lives)  
 
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/5B8D735B-9FCB-47F4-A9BE-1A45430FF54A/0/59PRISONRECORDS.pdf Prison Records] (London Metropolitan Archives Information Leaflet)
 
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/5B8D735B-9FCB-47F4-A9BE-1A45430FF54A/0/59PRISONRECORDS.pdf Prison Records] (London Metropolitan Archives Information Leaflet)
  

Revision as of 17:29, 17 January 2012

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Many records related to London prisoners are kept in the London Sessions at the London Metropolitan Archives. The London Court Records article provides further information.

Bridewell

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Fleet Prison

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Newgate

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Newgate Prison was founded in 1188. It burned during the Great Fire of London (1666), but was rebuilt. Between 1770 and 1778, a new prison was designed, but burned down in the Gordon Riots (1780). It was rebuilt between 1780 and 1783. The prison closed in 1902 and the buildings were demolished.[1]

Additional Newgate Prison history is available at the Capital Punishments website. Creators of the site have also compiled lists of executions at Newgate from 1783 to 1799, 1800 to 1836, and 1837 to 1902.

Executions

Many Londoners found guilty of capital crimes at the Old Bailey Sessions were publicly hanged at Tyburn, although it was possible to be reprieved. A list of executions at Tyburn 1695-1783 is available online.

A list of executions at the Tower of London from 1388 to 1941 is also available online.

Felons found guilty of crimes at sea were put to death at Execution Dock. A list of executions there from 1735 to 1830 is available online.

Maps

References

  1. Prison Records, London Metropolitan Archives Information Leaflet Number 59, http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/5B8D735B-9FCB-47F4-A9BE-1A45430FF54A/0/59PRISONRECORDS.pdf, accessed 17 January 2012

Websites

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