Catalogue description Prison of the Marshalsea of the King's Household and Palace Court, and the Queen's Prison: Records

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Reference: PRIS 11
Title: Prison of the Marshalsea of the King's Household and Palace Court, and the Queen's Prison: Records
Description:

Mainly commitment and discharge books for the Marshalsea Prison. The day commitment books record the name of the debtor brought into custody, the names of the creditor and attorney, with the damages and sums concerned. An entry for the commitment of Charles Dickens' father to the prison is still extant. The books also record the discharges of the day.

A separate series relate to Admiralty prisoners, confined after courts martial, with one further volume containing warrants for the commitment and discharge of such sailors.

The remaining documents are examples of archival material destroyed. They include original orders for discharges and subsidiary documents, from 1812 to 1842, which contained the same information as other existing material and which were destroyed under a schedule of 1906 (Rules and Schedules 1877-1913, p 336).

Date: 1773-1861
Related material:

See also Division within HCA

Separated material:

Miscellaneous books of the prison are in PRIS 10

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 20 bundles and volumes

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