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From: "Newton, Alex D." <>
Subject: RE: Bridewell???
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 15:10:18 -0500
Bridewell is an old English term basically meaning "jail"
From: Pamela [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:05 PM
I have in a sessions book of 1799-1833:
William Hudgell of Sabridgeworth (yes I know Hertfordshire) labourer,
for steeling 2 hurdles, value 1s., and ten pieces of wood, value 1s.,
from Thomas Chapman; Hudgell had previously been convicted of felony.
)Three months in the bridewell and whipped)
What is a a bridewell???
Boy am I finding some naughty Hudgells.