Find your ancestors in Scotland prison registers index 1828-1884

What can these records tell me?

Each result offers a transcript of relevant details from the source registers:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth county
  • Birth country
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Crime
  • Prison
  • Prison county
  • Prison country
  • Archive
  • Archive reference

The transcripts are a product of the index project undertaken by Graham and Emma Maxwell. The project pertained to the Scottish Borders Prison Registers held at the National Archives of Scotland, comprising series HH21. The full transcription, which can be ordered for a small fee, includes such additional fields as height, weight, eye colour, education, and religion, as well as information on the trial and sentencing. Additionally, some prison registers included photographs of the prisoners.

You can place an order for a full transcription by clicking on this link