Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Old Bailey Online

Old Baileys
Source: State Library of Victoria
Edward Oxford
At the Old Bailey
22nd June 1840

Did you have relatives who were criminals or may have testified against criminals?  
If so, you are likely to be able to find detailed records in the relevant archives.

Once such source is the Central Criminal Court of London and Wales, commonly known as the Old Bailey, after the street it stands on. 

The proceedings of over 197,000 trials between 1673 and 1913 are available online and make interesting reading.

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  1. Never knew that, may just have to go and have a look.

  2. Some of the trials are very interesting to read, especially the really old ones.