Historic criminal records go online

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A photograph dated circa 1894 of George Pill, who is among the records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals published online // A photograph dated circa 1894 of George Pill, who is among the records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals published online
A photograph dated circa 1894 of George Pill, who is among the records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals published online
Records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals, detailing crimes ranging from petty theft and drunkenness to arson and murder, have been published online for the first time.
Family history website Ancestry.co.uk said its collection also tells the stories of local peacemakers of the time, including jury candidates and members of the local militia.
The Dorset, England Prison Admission and Discharge Registers 1782-1901 and Dorset, England, Calendar of Prisoners 1854-1904 also includes mug shots of 19th century convicts.
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