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From: "Pamela" <>
Subject: Re: Bridewell???
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 21:26:48 +0100
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Thanks very much Alex for answering my question so quickly,

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From: "Newton, Alex D." <>
To: "Pamela" <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 9:10 PM
Subject: RE: Bridewell???

Bridewell is an old English term basically meaning "jail"

Alex Newton

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:05 PM
Subject: Bridewell???


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.


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