Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron along with her accomplices: Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson.  She was 14.  These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.

Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron along with her accomplices: Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson. She was 14. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.

In Manchester, Mary Davies (if indeed that was her real name) needed a good memory. She was prosecuted under the names of Anne Cawley (1886), Hannah M Dixon (1886), Annie Lloyd (1886), Mary A Williams (1886), Mary Richards (1887), Mary Kelly (1889), Mary Richardson (1890) and Mary Farrell (1890). Maybe she simply adopted the names of women in the news?

In Manchester, Mary Davies (if indeed that was her real name) needed a good memory. She was prosecuted under the names of Anne Cawley (1886), Hannah M Dixon (1886), Annie Lloyd (1886), Mary A Williams (1886), Mary Richards (1887), Mary Kelly (1889), Mary Richardson (1890) and Mary Farrell (1890). Maybe she simply adopted the names of women in the news?

Fifteen-year-old Richard Rimmington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and was expected to serve 14 days with hard labor. He was spared his sentence when his parents agreed to pay costs and the resulting fine.

26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The 1870s

Fifteen-year-old Richard Rimmington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and was expected to serve 14 days with hard labor. He was spared his sentence when his parents agreed to pay costs and the resulting fine.

Alice Mullholland: 18-years-old  “Alice Mullholland was a hawker from Newcastle and was sentenced to 3 months in Newcastle City Gaol after being convicted of stealing some boots.”

Alice Mullholland: 18-years-old “Alice Mullholland was a hawker from Newcastle and was sentenced to 3 months in Newcastle City Gaol after being convicted of stealing some boots.”

The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders – also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders – were a series of abductions and murders of young boys that occurred in Los Angeles and Riverside County, California, in 1928. The case received national attention. The 2008 film Changeling is based in part upon events related to this case.

The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders – also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders – were a series of abductions and murders of young boys that occurred in Los Angeles and Riverside County, California, in 1928. The case received national attention. The 2008 film Changeling is based in part upon events related to this case.

A Fresh New Start, 1937.  A tenant farmer moving his family and all of their worldly possessions out West during the Great Depression. Photographer: Arthur Rothstein      Arthur Rothstein Photographs Great Depression | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

A Fresh New Start, 1937. A tenant farmer moving his family and all of their worldly possessions out West during the Great Depression. Photographer: Arthur Rothstein Arthur Rothstein Photographs Great Depression | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

Photograph of inmates, taken from London's Colney Hatch asylum records 1895. On Jan. 27, 1903, 51 people lost their lives when the building caught fire. There's some discussion one may have been the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Photograph of inmates, taken from London's Colney Hatch asylum records 1895. On Jan. 27, 1903, 51 people lost their lives when the building caught fire. There's some discussion one may have been the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Henry Leonard Stephenson, 12, left, and his fresh-faced accomplice Michael Clement Fisher, 13, right, were choir boys from good stock but were jailed for two months for breaking into three houses in 1873. The media at the time blamed the boys' crime on their penchant for the 'wrong sort of books' on characters like notorious 18th-century highwayman Jack Sheppard

Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

Henry Leonard Stephenson, 12, left, and his fresh-faced accomplice Michael Clement Fisher, 13, right, were choir boys from good stock but were jailed for two months for breaking into three houses in 1873. The media at the time blamed the boys' crime on their penchant for the 'wrong sort of books' on characters like notorious 18th-century highwayman Jack Sheppard

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