House of Correction

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  1. Chimp

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    My great grandfather was sent to the Kirton House of Correction (Kirton in Lindsey, which is between Brigg and Gainsborough, Lincolnshire) in 1857, for absconding from his employer. He got 21 days

    How do I go about finding the place on the 1851 - 1861 census. I know my great grandfather wont be on either census, but I would like to know who the gaol governor was.

    In 1842: John Lee is the gaol governor.

    The Kirton House of Correction was known locally as "Bridewell", after the famous prison in London
     
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    County Bridewell or House of Correction for Lindsey Division......is this the one?
    Kirton-in-Lindsey Post Office Directory 1861
    Joseph Snow, Governor, Mrs Ann Snow matron, rev John Winfield Hallam, chaplain
    Have sent a PM as it is attached to a family tree for Edward Taylor, Policeman.
     
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    Yes, that's the one Sue. Thank you very much :)

    1851 HO107, Piece: 2116, Folio: 24, Page: 15

    John Lee is still the the gaol Governor
    Joseph Snow is enumerated as a 'Turnkey'

    1861 RG09, Piece: 2397, Folio: 22, Page: 17

    Joseph Snow is now the Governor

    1871 HO107, Piece: 3427, Folio: 30, Page: 37

    Joseph Snow is still the Governor
     
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