The Poulton Web: Prison Records

 

Isaac James Brailsford #3039
Issac Brailsford or Beresford alias John Davis
Prison record06982 Issac Beresford (or Brailsford)


Description:       height 4´ 2", hazel eyes, age 9 in 1864 born: Geelong
Sentence:          6 months imprisonment 8 Jun 1864
Offence:           Stealing 6 ducks
Tried:               Ballarat W.Foster
Weight 6 stone?, scar on back of lip & little ? on wrist, both fingers??
Mother dead. Father living in Specimen Gully, Ballarat, by trade a Carpenter, has one brother & a sister
Hill Gaol to H.Deborah                          29 Jun 1864
21 Sept 1864 Awaiting discharge on 3 proxims                Discharged       7 Oct 1864
Remission.
Convicted & returned to H Deborah as reformatory boy

 

Prison record 9779 John Davis (or Issac Brailsford)

Sentence:
Date of Conviction:
Offence:
Tried

3 mths H.L.
12 mths H.L cumulative
17.4.72
Larceny & Intent
Emerald Hill Pol.Ct

Two years
Inpt.
1.10.73
Larceny
Ballarat

Ten years
H.L
11.10.75
Breaking into & stealing & receiving in a warehouse
Geélong

Description:       height 4´ 2", stout 9/11, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes, medium nose, medium chin, dark brown eyebrows. square visage, medium forehead, b 1852 Victoria, C. of E.
Neither read or write. Labourer
Crowning center of English & French flag, wreath right forearm, anchor left thumb, rings second & third finger left hand, blue ring & bracelet left wrist, scar back of hand & right side of forehead, small! d.o. left of d.o., eyebrows meeting, pimple under right eye, scar center of upper lip, mole front of throat, d.o. right breast, d.o. shot wound upper right arm.
Native of Victoria, single, admits all previous convictions, Father: William Davis lives in Ballarat, one brother William in England & sister Amelia at Ballarat, proper name John Davis
22.11.69/3 mths HL, 22.4.70/3 mths HL, 27.7.70/2 mths HL, 15.12.70/15mths mifit? (5 convictions at Ballarat)

Issac Brailsford or Beresford alias John Davis

Prison record 9779 John Davis (or Issac Brailsford) cont...

Melbourne Goal Pentridge to Sacramento Battery
5.7.72
8.7.72
29.7.72
29.7.72
9.9.72
7.4.73
16.7.73


Sh2 outing in cell
Shouting, singing, whistling
Callout to prisoners from his cell
Writing on his mess plate
Having pipe tobacco
Trying to pass bread & meat to a F.Pris. in SC
Freedom by time


Received 77.69
3 days SC
3 days SC
3 days SC
3 days SC
1 day SC
1 day SC
pay 1.2.10 pounds

Ballarat Goal to Pentridge
7.11.73
17.11.73
14. 1.74
16.1.74
2.2.74
25.2.74
23.10.74
31.1.74
5.5.74
18.8.74
21.1.75
21.5.75
April 1875
27.5.75


Having paper with writing & tobacco
Having tobacco on the 17th
Misconduct in having tobacco
Attempting to communicate
Having tobacco
Quarrelling on work
Disobedience of orders
2 Class
3rd Class
4th Class
5th Class
??

Warrnts Dis. 22nd prox.
Freedom by remission


2 days SC
3 days SC
2 defd 3 days SC
3 days SC
4 days SC
40hrs SC
2 daysSC
Pay rec. 1.3.9 pounds

Geelong Goal to Pentridge

17.1.76
6.3.76
11.5.76
22.6.76
23.8.76
16.10.76
8.2.77
28.2.77
20.5.77
25.7.77
28.5.77
11.9.77
17.9.77
26.2.78
18.7.78
31.3.79
13.6.79
13.10.79
21.8.80
12.4.82
28.3.83
6.6.83
July
15.8.83


Throwing paper to another prisoner


Under the bar in exercise yard
Communicating at exercise
2´ Class
Having a flannel
Having a flannel
Having a pipe
Assaulting a fellow prisoner
Having a pipe
Taking pannicans improperly
Having tobacco
Having a song book
Communicating with prisoners
Having a sin box
3rd Class
Having bone work
Absent from place of work
Having ? waist?article
4th Class
Claping cards
Impy in cell another prisoner
Talking in rank
Warrnts Discharge 14th Prox.
To freedom

received 11.10.75
received 25.10.75
 
24 hrs SC
Ind def 2 days
Ind def 3 days

Ind def 4 days
Ind def 7 days
Ind def 1day
7 days SC
Ind def 4 days
48 hrs SC
Ind def 3 days
Ind def 1 day
Ind def 4 days
class="Text">Ind def 1 day

Ind def 2 days
Ind def 3 days
Ind def 2 days

Ind def 2 days
Ind def 1 day
Ind def 1 day

17/6 received.

 

William Brailsford #912

Con 31/5 ex Tasmanian Archives

Brailsford William


Isabella 13 November 1833
Notts/Town/4 July 1832

Transported for stealing a Silk handkerchief. Gaol report: Char so bad.........Good Single
Stated this offence ..... A Silk handkerchief. Once for ribbon 4 mos. Single. Surgeon Report: Indifferent.

Aug 5 1835 Having a pipe in his possession for which he could not satisfactorily account... on
the breech/Pt Arthur/same date-obstinately persisting in refusing to account for having a pipe,
needle and thread in possession, 15 lashes on the breech/Pt Arthur/Sept 11 1835 Having a knife
in his possession contrary to orders & for which he cannot satisfactorily account, 5 days
solitary confinement/Pt Arthur/Oct 5 1835 Disobey of orders and obstinately & positively
persisting in the same, particularly when ordered by Lieut. Macknight 15 lashes on the
breech/Pt Arthur/Jany 27 1836 Privately endeavouring to make a pipe contrary to orders... days
solitary confinement/Pt Arthur/Mar 11 1836 Having a pipe at his place of work. I strong
suspn of making the same 5 days later. Solitary confinement on Pt Arthur.
Convict Indents MM 32/2
Isabella arrived 14 Nov 1833 300 Male convicts
William Brailsford
Height: 4/9/2      Age: 17     Trade: Boy, Single     Religion: P
Where Tried:     Notts/Town/?     When Tried:     4 July 1832
Sentence:          7 Years     Native Place:     Nottingham
Read or Write:    Read     Offence: Stealing handkerchief. Stealing ribbon as well.

 

Jeremiah Scrivens #3701

Source - Glos. Journal 28th Oct. 1837, 5/5 S. 1837/128. Michaelmas Assizes.  Gloucester.

Jeremiah Scrivens

Coromandel III 25th October 1838

No.587 Scrivens Jeremiah.
Gloucester/City/20 23rd Oct. 1837. 10.
31.6.44. 3 Class.

On 26th October 1838 he was sentenced to ten years transportation for stealing a watch and was transported to Van Diemans Land, Tasmania on the Coromandel III. The ship sailed from Sheerness, London on 27th June 1838 and arrived at Port Arthur, Van Diemans Land, Tasmania on 26th October 1838. A total of 121 Days travel. It was captained by William Loader. Gaol report character.
lc. very bad in prison before. Hulk report very bad. ??? stated this offence stealing a watch with keys and purse. Once for a watch ??? single.

April 28th 1840. Glou/ Disobi (disobey?) of order and insolence one month hard labour House of Correction RUC. (Initials of prison officer?)
July 2nd 1841. Glocer (Gloucester?) 6 weeks hard labour House of Corrn (Correction) KN.
Launceston ???? 7.7.41.
April 2nd 1842 Smith/larceny under £5. 2 years hard labour on the road Port Arthur secn (section?) RWP Approved L.G.Decis 8.11.42.
?/44 3 class
7/1/45
Cert 1 1/7/48
Note: Launceston Prison was one of the most severe and much hated.
So he definitely lived in Tasmania long enough to get his Certificate of Freedom.
Jeremiah probably left the colony after he got his certificate of freedom on 11th July 1848 - the fact that he even bothered to apply for it probably meant that he had leaving the colony in mind. He cannot be found on the 1851 census for GLS, which is where you would have thought he would have gone if he had returned to the UK. He was still only a young man; it is possible he took up one of the offers of cheap transport and free land that existed in other colonies like Canada or New Zealand, or he may have been attracted to the USA by the gold rushes. Or he may have been attracted to the gold fields of nearby Victoria, and been one of the thousands of miners who died there without a trace.
Register of Prisoners 1833-1838, Gloucester Record Office.
June 15th 1837, No. 128, Jeremiah Scrivens aged 20, of Lassington, Charged on the oath of Harriet (sister), the wife of George Neale with feloniously stealing on the ninth day of June at Lassington a silver watch the property of the said George Neale.
Description - Dark Brown hair, grey eyes, roman nose, ruddy complexion, small mouth, long visage, large scar on right wrist, right ? toe dislocated. Spotted on the body from a child. 5'9 3/4" tall.
Additional information on Jeremiah Scrivens
Entries for the prison hulk Ganymede anchored in the River Thames at Woolwich Quarter ending 31st December 1837.
No. 4693 Jeremiah Scrivens aged 21/ Stealing a watch from the person/Gloucester/ 23.10.1837/ Healthy/ New prisoner.
Excerpts from the Surgeons Log of the Coromandel 12th June - 1st November 1838 kept by Mr. J.Tweedale during the Voyage from Woolwich to Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land.
June 15th       120 convicts from the Justitia, Woolwich (these tended to be adolescents).
June 16th       100 convicts from the Ganymede, Woolwich. (including No. 4693 Jeremiah Scrivens)
June 18th       120 convicts from the Fortitude, Sheerness.
June 18th       10 Convicts from the Euryalus, Sheerness.
Total - 350 convicts, Guards(?) 33 (21st Regiment of Fusiliers), Crew 51, Women and Children 18.
July 6th 1838         Francis Jones aged 18 Private , 21st Fusiliers died.
September 26th 1838   Thomas Hughes aged 22 Convict died .
(These were the only two fatalities, although there were numerous instances of ulcers, fevers, diahorrea and constipation recorded. This was largely due to the fact that, unusually, the 121 day voyage was made without the normal stops at Rio and Cape Town for fresh supplies of vegetables, meat and water.
N.B. Jeremiah Scrivens did not appear at the surgeons door once during the voyage)

 

William Scrivens #3693

Prison: Between. 26th February 1827 - 1829, Gloucestershire Penitentiary
26-02-1927 He was charged on oath of Margaret Cole of Blasidon with the intent of commit a rape on her, at the Lent Assize 0n the 09-04-1827 he was found guilty and sentenced to two years in Gloucester Penitentiary.
At the time of his trial he was described as having dark brown hair, light grey eyes very large nose, fresh complexion long chin and a wide mouth. In addition he had two moles on his right breast . He was stout made, with large hands, he was 5' 6" tall.

 

James Brailsford #647

Prison: Between. 13th September 1833 - 13th September 1834, Wakefield Gaol


YORK ASSIZES – CALENDAR OF FELONS
The Crown Calendar for the Yorkshire Spring Assizes holden at the Castle of York, in the County of York, on Saturday the 2nd March, in the third year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, William the Fourth, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the year of our Lord 1833, before the Honorable Sir Edward Hall Alderson, Knight, one of the Justices of our Lord the King of his Court of Common Pleas, and the Honorable Sir John Gurney, Knight, one of the Barons of our Lord the King of his Court of Exchequer.
William Constable Maxwell, Esquire, High-Sheriff
Date of Commitment: September 13th
James Brailsford, age 33
Patrick Brady, age 40
Charged on the oath of Thomas Jackson, of the firm of Jacksons and Hodgetts, of Barnsley, in the West-Riding, with having, on the night of the 6th day of September last, feloniously stolen, taken, and carried away, from the bleaching grounds of the said Messrs. Jacksons and Hodgetts, at Barnsley aforesaid, a quantity of linen yarns, their property.
Justices:                 Stuart Corbett, D.D.
                                 J. Beckett, Esquire
The General Gaol Delivery of our Lord the King, of his County of York, holden at the Castle of York, for the said County, on Saturday the 2nd day of March, in the third year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, William the fourth, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, before the Honorable Sir Edward Hall Alderson, Knight, one of the Justices of our Lord the King, of his Court of Common Pleas, and the Honorable Sir John Gurney, Knight, one of the Barons of our Lord the King of his Court of Exchequer, and others, their Fellows, Justices of our said Lord the King, assigned to deliver his Gaol there of the Prisoners therein being, and so forth.
William Constable Maxwell, Esquire, High-Sheriff
Sentence:
Patrick Brady – Guilty of larceny from a bleaching field. To be transported beyond the seas for a term of 14 years.
James Brailsford –To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in The House of Correction at Wakefield, in and for the West Riding of the said County, for twelve calendar months.

 

Charles Chester #4299

General Session of the Peace held at Preston and at Manchester on the 24th November 1874
Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 168; Page: 89; No: 1

Name: Charles Chester
Date of Trial: 23rd November 1874
Trial Year: 1874
Location of Trial: Lancashire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment
Offence: Larceny
Sentence: 1 Year

 

Charles Chester #4299

General Session of the Peace held at Preston and at Manchester on the 6th September 1877
Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 177; Page: 72; No: 5

Name: Charles Chester
Date of Trial: 3rd September 1877
Trial Year: 1877
Location of Trial: Lancashire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment
Offence: Larceny before convicted of felony
Sentence: 7 Years

 

Charles Chester #4299

General Session of the Peace held at Preston at Manchester on the 17th and at Liverpool on the 25th
Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 201; Page: 58; No: 84

Name: Charles Chester
Date of Trial: 25th August 1885
Trial Year: 1885
Location of Trial: Lancashire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment
Offence: Larceny before convicted of felony
Sentence: 5 Years

 

Benjamin Armitage #1579

Michaelmas Quarter Sessions at Wakefield
Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 211; Page: 270.

Name: Benjamin Armitage
Date of Trial: 15 Oct 1888
Trial Year: 1888
Location of Trial: Yorkshire - West Riding, England
Sentence: Imprisonment
Offence: Malicious Wounding
Sentence: 2 Years

 

Charles Chester #4299

Lent Quarter Sessions at the Shire Hall, Durham
Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 221; Page: 149; No: 6

Name: Charles Chester
Date of Trial: 4th April 1892
Trial Year: 1892
Location of Trial: Durham, England
Sentence: Imprisonment
Offence: Simple Larceny
Sentence: 6 Months

Eli Holling #10566

Barnsley: 17th June 1909
Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England; Nominal Register Number 94; Year Range: 1909 Apr - Jun; Reference Number:  C118/204.

Name: Eli Holling
Age: 58
Height: 5ft 10in
Occupation: Collier
Place of Birth: Silkstone
Date of Trial: 17th June 1909
Location of Trial: Barnsley
Sentence: Imprisonment or Servitude
Offence: Begging
Sentence: 7 Days
Expiration of Sentence: 23rd June 1909

Eli Holling #10566

Sheffield City: 9th March 1911
Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England; Nominal Register Number 101; Year Range: 1910 Dec - 1911 Mar; Reference Number:  C118/211.

Name: Eli Holling
Age: 59
Height: 5ft 9 Half in
Occupation: Collier
Place of Birth: Barnsley
Date of Trial: 9th March 1911
Location of Trial: Sheffield City
Sentence: Imprisonment or Servitude
Offence: Lodging Out
Sentence: 7 Days
Expiration of Sentence: 15th March 1911


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Correct as at 22nd July 2017