Delivery book for Maidstone Gaol, Kent, 1788-1795
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- HM Prison Maidstone
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- Available for research. Not for loan.
- [between 1788 and 1795]
- 0.06 m (1 large folio box)
MS 10190 comprises a delivery book for the Maidstone Gaol which details the flow of prisoners in and out of the gaol from 17 February 1788 to 20 July 1795. The book includes the names and crimes of prisoners and their sentences; of particular note is the group of 14 women who were sentenced to transportation aboard the Lady Juliana to Botany Bay. The names, crimes and sentences of other prisoners who were transported to Botany Bay as part of the Second Fleet are also detailed in the manuscript (1 large folio box).
Maidstone Gaol is one of the oldest penal institutions in the United Kingdom. Originally serving as a county gaol, it was converted to a prison during the 1740s.
- Manuscript reference number: MS 10190.
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