Source 2


Martha Walter    Larceny [stealing] from person & receiving     2 years [imprisonment]

Catherine McIntosh      Larceny from person & receiving/After previous conviction         2 years

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Look at Source 2:

Two entries from a Home Office Criminal Register (Catalogue ref: HO 27/147)

  •  How have the women in Source 1 been punished?
  • Why do you think the Home Office kept a criminal register?
  • How could this type of source be used by historians studying 19th century crime?