In 1850, Margaret Bannaghan was convicted of robbery in Edinburgh, Scotland, and sentenced to “be transported beyond the Seas for the term of Ten Years.” In 1854, after four years in prison, Margaret was essentially paroled when she was granted a “License to be at large in the United Kingdom” during the remainder of her sentence.
This database contains documentation surrounding the licences to be at large given to Margaret and some 4,400 other female prisoners between 1853 and 1887. The documents include the revocation of some of these licences as well. (Note that licences with numbers 3900 to 6624 are missing in the original collection.) for more click here