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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

Regarding "maybe it means that he served it and came back", The Victorian Crime and Punishment site notes that: "there was no procedure for return after the sentence expired" "Only a handful ...
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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

This is a suggestion for further research, so it will by necessity be a stub of an answer. My plan would be to set the records aside for a period of time, and then review all the collected material ...
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Finding period travel information -- or How far away is too far?

While browsing John Marius Wilson's 1872 The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, which is available as a searchable database on Ancestry.com, I saw several references to the branch railways in ...
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Usual ports of arrivals by nation (case of Albania)

You don't say what strategies you've already tried, so I'll start with some general advice for finding passenger lists for incoming arrivals and immigrant origins. Before you start your research, ...
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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

The answer by @AndyW mentions that the George Wills imprisoned at Bodmin, who was also transported to Bermuda, had siblings named Jane, Thomas and Mary, and also a brother-in-law Thomas Adams. I am ...
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