Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey 1674-1913

A new site offering transcripts of trials held at the Old Bailey in London has been causing a lot of interest - so much so that the site is currently displaying a warning that, due to high demand, the site is running slowly and some services may be temporarily suspended.

The site contains the transcripts of every trial heard at the Old Bailey from 1674 to 1913, a total of more than 210,000 criminal trials. These are covered in more than 110,000 pages of text and some 120 million words - together with 195,000 digital images, contemporary maps, images of the courtroom and information on the historical and legal background to the Old Bailey court. Also included are the biographical details of around 3,000 men and women executed at Tyburn.

A search by keyword Daglish produces just 6 results.

Of these two are for a Daglish Street in East London, mentioned in a case in 1822 and again in 1866. I cannot find any information about this address or its history.

The other four references are to Daglishes appearing before the court as witnesses (including my grandfather, James Daglish) or as the victimsof crimes. No black sheep here!

The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey 1674-1913

1 comment:

Andrew Millard said...

There's a Dalgleish Street off Commercial Road in Limehouse, presumably Daglish Street is an error for that.