Catalogue description Assizes: Northern Circuit: Criminal Depositions and Case Papers

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Reference: ASSI 52
Title: Assizes: Northern Circuit: Criminal Depositions and Case Papers

The Northern Circuit documents in this series relate mainly to murder, but also to other serious crimes, particularly riot. A substantial proportion of the murders are cases of infanticide. After 1916 a wider range of offences is covered. Some of the twentieth century depositions are accompanied by lists of witnesses and exhibits and formal correspondence about the conduct of the trial and/or appeal. Documentary exhibits, mainly correspondence, photographs and medical reports, are also sometimes included.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1877-1971
Related material:

For indictment files (some closed until dates going up to 2072) that give information on the outcome of these cases see:


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Justices of Assize, Northern Circuit, 1876-1971

Physical description: 2096 bundles, files and papers
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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