Archive for July, 2009

Stray Warders on the 1881 Census

This is a list of Isle of Wight born Prison Officers, and/or a family member, that were working at a mainland Prison on the night of the census. RG11/0773/96/1 address: Female Convict Prison Knaphill Woking Emily Jane RUSSELL. unm. 35. Matron Officer. Carisbrooke, IOW. RG11/0773/97/3 address: Female Convict Prison Knaphill Woking. Annie TAYLOR unm. 33. Assistant […]

Stray Warders on the 1891 and 1901 Census

These are persons and/or family, listed as being born on the Isle of Wight, who are employed at another prison, which is not on the Island.   1891 CENSUS: RG12/0859/87/16.address: 17 Unicorn Buildings, Anglesea Road, Portsea Frank WOODFORD. 34. Asst Warder. Shide, IOW. Maria WOODFORD. wife. 35. Becaton, Cheshire. Maude WOODFORD. dau. 13. Shanklin, IOW. May WOODFORD. dau. […]


THIS IS A RANDOM LIST OF ITEMS THAT DO NOT FIT READILY INTO ANY OF THE OTHER CATEGORIES: BURIAL: 3 Jan 1799 Niton THOMAS George – age 34 of South Devon Militia, and TURNER Richard Both killed by falling over the cliff in the dark BURIAL: 5 July 1805 Northwood HOOPER John – age 33 […]

Parkhurst & Camp Hill Prison Snippets

A succession of dots …… at the end of any report denotes there is much more to the story and if anyone wants the full details, please just contact me. 16 Oct 1852 – DEPARTURES .. Twentyone boys embarked from this prison on Wednesday for Van Dieman’s Land, on board the “Oriental Queen”, lying in Cowes […]