CollectionCrown and Peace Records

Belfast Crown and Peace, Crown files, many relating to cases of rape, abortion, infanticide, etc., dating from the late 19th-20th century. For example:
BELF/7/4/1-2 Married Women's Protection Orders, 1869-1930.

BELF/1/1/2/45/8 Belfast Crown file of Assize and Commission file relating to the arrest and charging of Dorothy Evans and Madge Muir for possession of explosive substances, 1914. Both women were office-bearers in the Women's Social and Political Union, an organisation whose members took part in arson attacks in Belfast during the militant suffragette campaign of 1913-1914.

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AccessBy prior appointment.
Century19th, 20th

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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by Public Record Office of Northern Ireland staff and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.