John Divine

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John Divine was imprisoned at Newcastle City Gaol for 6 months after stealing money from another person.

Age (on discharge): 17
Height: 5.7
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Grey
Place of Birth: Ireland
Status: Single
Occupation: Carver and Guilder

These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873

Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1286

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    chezarie

    • 01/Mar/2011 22:39:29

    My goodness- especially with that name-he looks like a divinity student.

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    mikescottnz

    • 28/May/2011 11:47:47

    Such Dickensian times , poverty and spirit in these petty crime photos.Many look as if they have come from the even poorer climes of post famine Ireland or post crofters Scotland.