Convictions in Niagara - 1848

The skeletons are coming out of the closet.

This is a Schedule of Convictions for the District of Niagara in 1848. It lists the defendants, the charges against them, fines and more information. Among the interesting details is that the informant of the crimes received half of the fine money in several cases. I guess "snitches get stitches" didn't apply back in the mid-nineteenth century.

This record was found in the Boomer Family Business collection in the Brock University Archives -

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