Parkhurst Women

These are a few names of women prisoners at Parkhurst Prison, which I have extracted from the great many registers located in the Public Record Office at Kew.  I do have full details, which I can supply to any enquirer, that includes: name, age, crime, sessions, conviction, length of sentence and where they went to upon leaving Parkhurst.

Parkhurst housed women prisoners from 1863 till 1869, at which date they were all transferred, with the staff, to the newly built womens prison at Woking.  The prisoners were supervised by 18 Matrons, 24 Asst Matrons, 3 Schoolmistresses and 1 Scripture Reader (source 1865 Postal & Commercial Directory Hants & IOW) .


Register of Inmates quarter ending 13 June 1868 - PRO ref HO.8/176

CHANDLEY Ann, age 40 ... Liverpool.
COLEMAN Bridget, age 37 ... N. Knutsford.
DOUGLAS Laura, age 36 ... Liverpool.
GORMAN Ann, age 28 ... Manchester.
HANDRINSN Margaret, age 38 ... Cardiff.
MARTIN Bridget, age 47 ... Liverpool.
MCDERMOT Margaret, age 32 ... K. Knutsford.
MCLOUGHLAN Bridget, age 23 ... Salford.
MORGAN Esther, age 35 ... Swansea.
MURRAY Catherine, age 50 ... Liverpool.
PARKER Catherine, age 27 ... Sheffield.
TULLEY Catherine, age 22 ... Liverpool.
VAUGHAN Ellen, age 27 ... Birmingham.
WILLIS Mary A., age 49 ... Middlesex.

Register of Inmates quarter ending 30 April 1869 - PRO ref HO.8/179

BOURKE Catherine, age 35 ... Manchester.
BRAUNN Ellen, age 24 ... Manchester.
BROWN Mary, age 26 ... Liverpool.
CAMPBELL Elizabeth, age 27 ... Kendal.
CARDEW Mary A., age 29 ... Wakefield.
CARIBIN Ellen, age 30 ... Liverpool.
COX Mary, age 27 ... Durham.
DIXON Mary, age 49 ... Liverpool.
ENNIS Jane, age 24 ... Liverpool.
HARDING Ellen, age 19 ... Birmingham.
HARRINGTON Catherine, age 31 ... Maidstone.
HENLY Elizabeth, age 19 ... CC.
JACKSON Elizabeth, age 49 ... Liverpool.
JOHN Margaret, age 35 ... Cardiff.
KELLY Catherine, age 38 ... Manchester.
KELLY Susanna, age 26 ... Liverpool.
KENNEDY Ellen, age 20 ... Cardiff.
KING Ann, age 35 ... Liverpool.
McCARTHY Sarah, age 32 ... Salford.
SMITH Eliza, age 30 ... Liverpool.
STAFFORD Ellen, age 23 ... Manchester.
WHARTON Mary, age 47 ... Liverpool.
YEOMAN Mary, age 27 ... Liverpool.

the area beside each name above, denotes their place of conviction, which may not necessarily have been their place of abode.



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