Notebook of PC Williams, Carmarthen, c.1857
PC [later Sergeant] Williams of the Carmarthen Borough Police kept a series of notebooks detailing his daily activities. This table of local offenders is inserted at the rear of one of the volumes, the text inverted from that of the body of the book. It seems to have been a response to the call for the collection of such statistics by a statute of 1857, which in turn seems to reflect a contemporary concern with individuals who lived by crime rather than simply details of particular offences.
Image provided by and reproduced with kind permission of Carmarthenshire Archives (MUS 113).
List of Persons of Suspicious Characters with their Names and Aliases and Residences and Remarks Alphabetically
|Names||Age||Aliases||Prostitute or Thief||If convicted & last time||If taken into custody and by whom||General Character|
|Awbrey, Ann||60||Prostitute||P.C.Woozley||3 Months H.L. for Drunkeness|
|Bostock, Mary||Young Bostock||Prostitute and Thief||Not convicted||P.S.Williams||Taken on suspicion of robbery but released. Suspicious|
|Beynon, David||Nailer||Thief||Not convicted||P.S.Williams||Do. Charged by D Williams, Carpenter, Priory St, of stealing half a crown.|
|Coomrey[?], Dennis||Thief||Not convicted||Suspicious|
|Davies, Eliza||Cap Dee[?]||Prostitute||Not convicted|
|Davies, Eliza||Liza Lan||Prostitute||Not convicted|
|Davies, Margaret||Ingyhorses Mrs||Prostitute|
|Davies, Hannah||Do. Daughter||Prostitute|
|Davies, John||Young Bogus||Thief|