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Criminal faces of Newcastle

Criminal faces of Newcastle. These images are a selection from an albums of photographs of prisoners and convicted criminals. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums manages a collection of 12 museums and galleries across Tyne and Wear.
James George Chase, munitions worker, arrested for obtaining money by false pretences
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Alfred Thompson

Name: Alfred Thompson .Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on; 31st August 1902.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-5-Alfred Thompson..These images are a selection from an ... more

Mary Braid alias McDonald alias Thompson

Name: Mary Braid alias McDonald alias Thompson.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 18 April 1908.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-47-Mary Braid AKA McDonald Thomps... more

Thomas Pearson, arrested for thefts from back yards

Name: Thomas Pearson.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 15 November 1907.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-117-Thomas Pearson..An image of his accomplice Stephen F... more

Mary Bryan

Name: Mary Bryan.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 22 February 1907.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-43-Mary Bryan..The Shields Daily News for 1 March 1907 repor... more

William Lavery

Name: William Lavery.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 15 December 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-61-William Lavery..The Shields Daily Gazette for 15 Decemb... more

Florence Watson, domestic servant, arrested for stealing

Name: Florence Watson.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 19 May 1906.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-41-Florence Watson..The Shields Daily News for 25 May 1906 r... more

Edward Roberts, arrested for stealing from a gas meter

Name: Edward Roberts.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 7 February 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-65-Edward Roberts..For an image of his accomplice John Dows... more

James E Brown

Name: James E Brown.Arrested for: False Pretences.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 12 October 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-57-James E Brown..The Shields Daily News for 12 Octo... more

Robert Jack

Name: Robert Jack.Arrested for: False Pretences.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 12 January 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-63-Robert Jack..The Shields Daily News for 12 January ... more

Isabella Tullock alias Tait alias Johnson alias Chambers

Name: Isabella Tullock alias Tait alias Johnson alias Chambers.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 25 February 1907.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-43-Isabella Tu... more

Robertson Frederick Stewart

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Ellen Leavy alias Burns, arrested for stealing clothes

Name: Ellen Leavy alias Burns.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 5 March 1906.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-39-Ellen Leavy AKA Burns..For an image of her accom... more

Jane Forbes

Name: Jane Forbes.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 26th January 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: Jane Forbes..These images are a selection from an album of photograph... more

Thomas Kane, arrested for stealing a pony, harness and cart

Name: Thomas Kane.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 6 August 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-53-Thomas Kane..The Shields Daily Gazette for 9 August 1904 repo... more

Thomas Higins

Name: Thomas Higins.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 30 April 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-69-Thomas Higins..These images are a selection from an album... more

Alfred Yarrow, arrested for stealing from his mother

Name: Alfred Yarrow.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 9 February 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-65-Alfred Yarrow..The Shields Daily News for 2 February 1905... more

Margaret Ann O'Brien, arrested for obtaining money by false pretences

Name: Margaret A O'Brien.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 6 August 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-35-Margaret O Brien..The Shields Daily Gazette for 6 Augu... more

Frederick Benedict Muir

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James S. George, arrested for stealing from his sister

Name: James S. George.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 15 August 1906.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-93-James S George..The Shields Daily News for 22 August 1... more

Sarah Bankoff, arrested for stealing clothes

Name: Sarah Bankoff.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 29 August 1906.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-41-Sarah Bankoff..For an image of her accomplice, James Cro... more

John Gumis

Name: John Gumis.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 5 October 1903.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-21-John Gumis..The Shields Daily News for 5 October 1903 reports... more

James Finlay

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

John Legg, arrested for stealing beer

Name: John Legg.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 19 September 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-77-John Legg..For an image of one of his accomplices, John K... more

Peter Quinn

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Neil Quinn

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

William Jones

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James Boyd Potter

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Mary Ellen Marr

Name: Mary E. Marr.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 28 August 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-37-Mary Marr..For an image of her sister Alice Maud Marr see... more

Sarah Garbitt, arrested for stealing from shop doors

Name: Sarah Garbitt.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 5 November 1907.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-45-Sarah Garbitt..The Shields Daily News for 6 November 19... more

Eleanor Gardner

Name: Eleanor Gardner.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 19 February 1909.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-49-Eleanor Gardner..These images are a selection from a... more

John Scott, arrested for stealing from a shop-door

Name: John Scott.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 15 August 1906.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-91-John Scott..An image is also available of his accomplice He... more

John Grant

Name: John Grant.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 13 February 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-27-John Grant..The Shields Daily Gazette for 15 February 1904 ... more

John Dodgson

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Arthur Bell

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

John William Archibald

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Thomas Giles

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

John Thomas Hollings

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James Lowrie

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Alexander Murray

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Michael Laverly

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Matthew Coulson

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James Casey

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Thomas Orange

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Robert Smith

Name: Robert Smith.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 27 July 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-75-Robert Smith..Images are also available of his accomplices ... more

Frank Kelly

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James Richley

Caught for stealing trivets, (which were used as supports for kettles) James Richley had to do 7 days hard labour at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 30.Height: 5.7½.Hair: ... more

Charles Johnson, arrested for stealing sash weights

Name: Charles Johnson.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 10th September 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-57-Charles Johnson..For an image of his accomplice Joh... more

Thomas Wallace, arrested for indecent exposure

Name: Thomas Wallace.Arrested for: Indecent Exposure.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 17 February 1905.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-65-Thomas Wallace..The Shields Daily News for 17... more

Henry Wilson alias Charles Murray

Name: Henry Wilson alias Charles Murray.Arrested for: False Pretences.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 24th April 1903.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-17-Henry Wilson AKA Charles Murr... more

James Dick

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Thomas Boyd

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

James Hargreaves Jones

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Daniel Lagarieta

Name: Daniel Lagarieta.Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 15 September 1904.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-57-Daniel Lagarieta..The Shields Gazette for 15 Septemb... more

Samuel Holmes

This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be.from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of.the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & M... more

Mary Catherine Docherty

Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron along with her accomplices: Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson...Age (on discharge): 14.Height: ... more

John Duffy

John Duffy along with his brother Peter Duffy and George lamb were found guilty of assault and theft. He was imprisioned for 6 months...Age (on discharge): 16.Height: 5.2½.Hair: ... more

John Reed

The young man above was sentenced to do 14 days hard labour and 5 years reformation for stealing money in 1873...Age (on discharge): 15.Height: 4.11.Hair: Light... more

Jane Farrell

Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour...Age (on discharge): 12.Height: 4.2.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Blue.Pla... more

James Davit

James Davit was convicted of the crime - confusing to obtain money by false pretence and was sentenced to 6 weeks in prison...Age (on discharge): 18.Height: 5.8.Hair: ... more

Edward Shevlin

Edward Shevlin stole a coat and was sentenced to 6 months in prison...Age: 32.Height: 5.5.Hair: Brown.Eyes:Blue.Place of Birth: Ireland.Work: Labourer.Status: Married..These photographs are of convicted crimina... more

George Lamb

Accomplice of the Duffy brothers, George Lamb was sentenced to 4 months in prison after stealing money...Age (on discharge): 17.Height: 5.4.Hair: Dark Brown.Eye... more

Sabina Forbes

Sabina Forbes was convicted of the crime - theft of money and sentenced to 6 months in the Newcastle Gaol...Age (on discharge): 32.Height: 5.5.Hair: Brown.Eyes:... more

James Loxley

James Loxley was convicted of stealing money off a person and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment...Age (on discharge): 22.Height: 5.7 and a half.Hair: Brown... more

Mary Costella

Mary Costella was convicted of theft after stealing money from her victim. She was sentenced to 15 months at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 27.Height: 5.1.Hair: ... more

John Storey

John Storey was sentenced to 1 month at Newcastle City Gaol for stealing wood...Age (on discharge): 32.Height: 5.8.Hair: Light .Eyes: ... more

Robert Charlton

Robert Charlton was a labourer from Newcastle and was imprisoned for 4 months for stealing 2 pairs of boots ...Age: 16.Height: 4.11.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Hazel.Place of Birth: Newcastle.Status: Single..These photog... more

Mary Hinnigan

Along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson, Mary Hinnigan was caught stealing iron and was sentenced to do 7 days hard labour...Age (on discharge): 13.Height: 5.... more

Peter Duffy

Along with his brother John Duffy and friend George Lamb, Peter was sentenced to 6 months in Newcastle City Gaol for assault and theft on another person...Age (on discharge): 20.Height: 5... more

Thomas Haigh

Thomas Haigh was convicted of stealing a pocket watch, he had no previous convictions and served 1 month with hard labour. ..Age (on discharge): 17.Height: 5’3”.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Hazel.Place of Birth: Askern, ... more

Isabella Hindmarch

Isabella Hindmarch was convicted of stealing money, she had no previous convictions and served 1 month with hard labour. ..Age (on discharge): 16.Height: 4’5 1/2”.Hair: Light Brown.Eyes: Dark Blue.Place of Bir... more

Catherine Kelly

Sentenced to 3 months, Catherine Kelly was found guily of stealing bed linen and was sent to Newcastle Gaol...Age (on discharge): 17.Height: 5.1.Hair: Brown.Eye... more

John Taylor

John Taylor was sentenced to 1 month at Newcastle City Gaol after stealing a trowel, but had to do another month after the first conviction...Age (on discharge): 26.Height: 5.9¼.Hair: ... more

William Hill

William Hill, along with David Barron, stole champagne and was charged for the theft and sentenced to 6 months in prison...Age: 28, .Height: 5.6 .Hair: Light.Place of Birth: Newcastle.Status: Single.Work: Joine... more

Charles Burns

Charles Burns was sentenced to 3 months at Newcastle City Gaol for the crime - false pretences...Age (on discharge): 19.Height: 5.5.Hair: Dark.Eyes: ... more

John Divine

John Divine was imprisoned at Newcastle City Gaol for 6 months after stealing money from another person...Age (on discharge): 17.Height: 5.7.Hair: Dark Brown.Ey... more

William Brankston

William Brankston was convicted of the crime - theft of four rabbits and was sentenced to carry out 1 month at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 43.Height: 5.6.Hair: ... more

Agnes Stewart

Agnes Stewart was a married lady from Edinburgh and was convicted of the crime - theft of money...Age (on discharge): 28.Height: 5.3.Hair: Brown.Eyes: ... more

Thomas Pearson

Thomas Pearson, accomplice to Robert Hardy and George Ray, was sentenced to 4 months at Newcastle City Gaol after being caught stealing ale...Age (on discharge): 31.Height: 5.8.Hair: ... more

John Grieveson

John Grieveson was convicted of the crime - theft of pigeons, where he was ordered to carry out 4 months at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 21.Height: 5.4.Hair: ... more

Robert Cruddace

Robert Cruddace was convicted of the crime - money theft and was sentenced to 6 months at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 25.Height: 5.10½.Hair: Brown... more

Michael Clement Fisher

Michael Clement Fisher was 13 in this photograph and was an accomplice of Henry Leonard Stephenson. They were both charged with breaking in to houses and sentenced to 2 months in prison. Michael was born in Wes... more

George Bell

For stealing a watch, George Bell was sentenced to 2 months in Newcastle City Gaol in 1873...Age (on discharge): 24.Height: 5.4½.Hair: Brown.Eyes: ... more

George Ray

Along with Thomas Pearson and Robert Hardy, George Ray was sentenced to 4 months in Newcastle City Gaol for stealing ale in 1873...Age (on discharge): 30.Height: 5.6.Hair: ... more

John Allan

John Allan stole some money and was sentenced to 6 months at Newcastle City Gaol for his crime...Age (on discharge): 19.Height: 5.8.Hair: Brown.Eyes: ... more

William Salmon

Along with Robert Bolam and Thomas Garratty, William Salmon stole some clothes and was sentenced to 6 months after being convicted of the theft...Age:18.Height: 5.5.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Blue.Place of Birth: Dumfri... more

John Roman

Aged 64, John Roman had to carry out 14 days hard labour for stealing some clothes in 1873. ..Age (on discharge): 64.Height: 5.7.Hair: Grey.Eyes: ... more

Isabella Dodds

Isabella Dodds was sentenced to 4 months at Newcastle Gaol for stealing a gold watch...Age (on discharge): 17.Height: 4.9.Hair: Brown.Eyes: ... more

Ann Kirk

Ann Kirk was caught thieving money from people on several occasions, but this time in 1873, Ann was sentenced to 3 months in Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 35.Height: 5.1½.Hair... more

Jane Carlisle

Jane Carlisle thieved some bed linen and was caught and convicted of this crime. She served 2 months at Newcastle City Gaol. ..Age (on discharge): 29.Height: 4.10.Hair: ... more

Isabella Smith

Isabella Smith was sentenced to 6 weeks at Newcastle City Gaol for stealing poultry...Age (on discharge): 60.Height: 5.0¼.Hair: Grey.Eyes: ... more

Ellen Woodman

At the young age of 11, Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan...Age (on discharge): 11.Heig... more

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw was caught stealing money and was sentenced to 6 months to serve in Newcastle City Gaol in 1872...Age (on discharge): 40.Height: 5.6½.Hair: Bro... more

Ezekiel Yates

In 1873, Ezekiel Yates was convicted of stealing tobacco and was ordered to carry out a sentence of 6 months at Newcastle City Gaol...Age (on discharge): 35.Height: 5.5¼.Hair: ... more

Mary Patterson

Mary Patterson was sentenced to 6 weeks in 1873 for theft of poultry...Age (on discharge): 25.Height: 5.3.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Brown.Plac... more

Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy was ordered to carry out 4 months at Newcastle City Gaol for stealing ale in 1873 with George Ray and Thomas Pearson...Age (on discharge): 21.Height: 5.6½.Hair: ... more

Sarah Cassidy

Sarah Cassidy was convicted of stealing money and served 2 months with hard labour. In the previous two years she had been convicted 6 times for breaking by laws and had already served 42 days in prison...Age (... more

Richard Rimmington

Richard Rimmington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and was expected to serve 14 days with hard labour. He was spared his sentence when his parents agreed to pay costs and the resulting fine...Age ... more

Margaret Cosh

Margaret Cosh was convicted of stealing a coat, she had no previous convictions and served 2 months with hard labour. ..Age (on discharge): 15.Height: 4’9”.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Blue.Place of Birth: Newcastle.Stat... more

John Mullen

John Mullen was convicted of stealing a watch and served 4 months with hard labour. This was his longest consecutive sentence having previously served time on 9 separate occasions totaling 3 months. ..Age (on ... more

Elizabeth Rule

Elizabeth Rule (AKA Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Brown) was convicted of stealing clothing and bed linen 5 times between 1867 and 1872. For these convictions she served a total of 11 months 14 days...Age (on disc... more