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Prison Registers Gloucester

Emanuel Pitt, alias Burgum
Quarter Sessions County Gaol
Date of Admission: 4th January 1855
Prisoner's No. in Index:
Late Residence and Trade if any:
Age:
Height:
Hair:
Eyes:
Visage:
Complexion:
Other marks:
Cause of Committment: Charged with feloniously stealing at East Dean in the month of October 1854 one ewe lamb, the property of James Cole.
By whom Committed: Surrendered in Court.
By what Court to be tried: Quarter Sessions
By what Court tried and when: Epiphany Sessions, 2nd January 1855
Event of Trial: Not Guilty.
When discharged or removed: 4th January 1855
By what authority: Order of the Court
(GRO Reference= Q/Gc 6/3 1854-1860)
George Burgum
Gloucester Quarter Sessions County Gaol
Date of Admission: 6th March 1845
Prisoner's No. in Index: 590
Late Residence and Trade if any: Bream Woodside, Collier
Age: 30
Height:5' 3 1/4"
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Grey
Visage: Round
Complexion: Fresh
Other marks:Burn mark on the left thigh, cut on left eye
Cause of Committment: Charged on the Oath of Thomas Morgan and others with having at West Dean on the 30th day of October 1844 feloniously received one gander, the property of the said Thomas Morgan knowing the same to be stolen.
By whom Committed: Surrendered in Court.
By what Court to be tried: Quarter Sessions
By what Court tried and when: Quarter Sessions
Event of Trial: Guilty. Thre calendar months hard labour in the House of Corrections at Littledean.
When discharged or removed: 10th March 1845
By what authority: Order of the Court
Previously known character: Married, four children, all go to church. Never in Gaol before. Not known here before.
Conduct in Prison: Orderly
(GRO Reference= MF1465 Q/Gc 6/1 1844-1849)
The Prisoner's Register at Littledean has very similar entries to the above. George went to Littledean House of Corrections on 10th March 1845. His visage was described as long (A long face, after being sent to gaol?!) and his complexion was pale (ditto!) . He was discharged on 4th June 1845 having served three calendar months. Under the entry "Previous known character, habits and connections" is entered "cannot tell". It also stated that George had never been convicted before and his conduct in Prison was described as "very good".
James Burgum
Gloucester Quarter Sessions County Gaol;
When brought in: 23rd October 1826
Prisoner's No. in Index: 70
Late Residence and Trade if any: Hundred of St Briavels, Labourer
Age: 40
By whom Committed: Charles Crawley, Clerk and John H. Guise Esq.
Crime: Charged on the Oath of Edward Broben and James Priday of the Parish of Newnham, farmers, with having on the 22nd day of October instant stolen a quantity of hay of the value three shillings, the property of Edward Broben, the younger.
Description: Dark hair, very thin and turning grey, dark eyes, long thin face, of dark complexion, long nose, wide mouth, long chin, large scar right knee, large mole onn his right shoulder, several scars on his back. Not read. 5 feet 4 inches tall.
When tried and event of Trial: Epiphany Sessions, 9th January 1827. Six calendar months in the Penitentiary (See Penitentiary Register).
When discharged: 12th January 1827
Conduct in Prison: Orderly
(GRO Reference= MF1462 Q/Gc5/3;23Oct1826)
Silas Burgham
Quarter Sessions County Gaol
Date of Admission: 23rd October 1847
Prisoner's No. in Index: 2064
Late Residence and Trade if any: Viney Hill, near Blakeney, Wood Cutter
Age: 23
Height: 4' 9 1/4"
Hair: Very light brown
Eyes: Grey
Visage: Round
Complexion: Fresh
Other marks: Five flesh marks left side, five right shoulder, cut scar right wrist andleft hand near thumb.
Cause of Committment: Charged with feloniously stealing at Lydney on the 18th of October 1847 a mare and a colt, property of William Morgan.
By whom Committed: E. Machen Esq.
By what Court to be tried: Quarter Sessions
By what Court tried and when: Epiphany Sessions, 4th January 1848
Event of Trial: Guilty.
Sentance passed: Twelve calendar months hard labour in the House of Corrections at Lawfords Gate.
When discharged or removed: 10th January 1848
By what authority: Order of the Court
Previously known character: Native of Blakeney. Single Working for Mr Machan of Parkend, cutting wood for 14 years. Goes to Blakeney Chapel.
Conduct in Prison: Indifferent
(GRO Reference= MF1465 Q/Gc 6/1 1844-1849)