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Dorset, England, Dorchester Prison Admission and Discharge Registers, 1782-1901

This database contains prison registers from Dorchester Prison for the years 1782 through 1901.

What’s in the Records

This database contains a number of different records documenting prisoners in Dorchester Prison, including prisoner registers, description of prisoners books, and one volume with photographs of some of the prisoners between 1887 and 1901. Most of the records deal with prisoners held at the prison that currently stands on North Square, which was completed in 1795. Prior to this, the prison had been located in High East Street. for more click here

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