Were your ancestors convicts?!

Another archival resource has just become available for tracing ancestors. Úna Wogan recounts what she found.

The Latter Day Saints have just made available the Irish Prison Registers 1790 – 1924 (it may take a minute for page to load). It is possible to narrow the search using “Residence”, and so can be used to search for people from Enniskerry. Searching by residence (of inmates) shows that unfortunately there are quite a few guests of various prisons from the Enniskerry area! Below is an example of the information you get. This is a Wogan I found. I don’t know who poor Winifred is, but it’s the earliest Wogan I’ve found so far relating to Enniskerry so it’s a useful resource.

Richmond Penitentiary, Richmond Lunatic Asylum, and North Dublin Union Workhouse at Grangegorman. Not the nicest place to be sentenced. (OS 1840)

Name: Winifred Wogan
Also Known As:
Role of Individual: Prisoner
Event: Prison
Event Date: 1858
Event Place: Grangegorman Female Prison, Dublin, Ireland
Age: 48
Birthplace: Enniskerry
Estimated Birth Year: 1810
Prison: Grangegorman Female Prison
Offence: Larceny Table Cloth
County: Dublin
Film Number: 2356626
Digital Folder Number: 004492643
Image Number: 00842

I’m wondering who she stole the tablecloth from!

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