at Dundee Jail, 1819
document lists the inmates of Dundee jail throughout the year
1818. The information given includes the names of the miscreants,
the nature of the offences, whose warrant they were committed
by, their punishments and their dates of liberation.
As can be
seen, rioting was a common offence during this period, though
most rioters were treated fairly leniently. One prisoner, Alexander
McPherson, Perth Road, convicted for theft, escaped through
the roof of the prison. Ann McKenzie was committed to prison
for not obeying the Sherrif's sentence of banishment.