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Have you considered searching for your ancestor in court and prison records?
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Find My Past has published almost 10 million records from the Petty Sessions Courts Registers (1851-1912) and over 3 million from the Irish Prison Registers (1790-1924).Your ancestor may very well be named in these registers - either as the party on trial, or as a witness or victim.

The Petty Sessions Courts were the local, and lowest, Court in Ireland and covered a wide variety of cases such as theft; drunk and disorderly behaviour; non-payment of county taxes; prostitution; begging and trespass.

In addition to standardised information such as the date and nature of the complaint and the sentence or fine imposed, these registers can contain useful information such as birth place of the accused; a physical description of the accused and names of next of kin.

Irish Family Footsteps are happy to help you research this wonderful resource.

 



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