The mugshots come from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Flickr page. According to the page, all the prisoners photographed spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871–December 1873.
1. This is the face of a woman who stole a chicken. Mary Patterson was sentenced to six weeks in jail in 1873 for theft of poultry.
2. At the young age of 14, Henry Miller was charged with the theft of clothing and sentenced to 14 days of hard labor for his crime.
3. Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to seven days of hard labor after being convicted of stealing iron. Her three accomplices, Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman, and Rosanna Watson, were given the same punishment.
4. At 12, Henry Leonard Stephenson was convicted of breaking into houses and was sentenced to two months in prison.
5. After stealing a waistcoat, Ann Burns was sentenced to one month imprisonment. She was 18.
6. Seventeen-year-old Catherine Kelly was found guily of stealing bed linen and was sent to prison for three months.
7. Isabella Dodds was sentenced to four months for stealing a gold watch.
8. Isabella Smith was sentenced to six weeks for stealing poultry.
9. Nineteen-year-old David Barron was a cabinetmaker who was convicted and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for stealing champagne.
10. Michael Clement Fisher was 13 when he and an accomplice were both charged with breaking into houses. They were sentenced to two months in prison.
11. Edward Shevlin stole a coat and was sentenced to six months in prison.
12. Robert Charlton was imprisoned for four months for stealing two pairs of boots.
13. This guy, William Bell, was caught stealing some beef and sent to prison.
14. Twenty-year-old William Badger was sentenced to six months for stealing a watch.
15. William Smith stole money and some scales in 1873 and was ordered to do two months in jail.
16. Robert Hardy was sentenced to four months for stealing ale in 1873.
17. William Brankston was convicted of the theft of four rabbits and was sentenced to carry out one month in jail.
18. Jane Carlisle thieved some bed linen. She served two months.
19. John Grieveson was convicted of the crime theft of pigeons. He was ordered to carry out four months in jail.
20. In 1873, Ezekiel Yates was convicted of stealing tobacco and was ordered to carry out a sentence of six months.
21. John Storey was sentenced to one month for stealing wood.
22. Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years.
23. Fifteen-year-old Margaret Cosh was convicted of stealing a coat. She had no previous convictions and served two months with hard labor.
24. John Park was convicted of stealing a violin. He had no previous convictions and served one month with hard labor.
25. Fifteen-year-old Richard Rimmington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and was expected to serve 14 days with hard labor. He was spared his sentence when his parents agreed to pay costs and the resulting fine.
26. Twelve-year-old Jane Farrell stole two boots and was sentenced to 10 hard days’ labour.
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