Catalogue description King's (Queen's) Bench Prison and Queen's Prison: Commitment Books

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Reference: PRIS 4
Title: King's (Queen's) Bench Prison and Queen's Prison: Commitment Books

Books recording the commitment of debtors to the King's (Queen's) Bench Prison, and the Queen's Prison, its successor. They are similar to those for the Fleet Prison (PRIS 1). Each entry is headed with the name of the debtor and the date on which he or she was admitted to the prison. Marginalia record the date of discharge or death in prison, and the sums involved.

Many of the books contain indexes of inmates' names.

The prisoner's discharge date or commitment number can be used to trace records in other series.

Date: 1719-1862
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 54 volume(s)

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