I was reading a blog about High Court Records in Scotland, as one does, and came across an
interesting bit which I've never thought about: in addition to the info about the
criminal him/herself, the records frequently contain victim names and other information
which might be relevant to research in other locations. For example, a quick search of
the records for Lancashire came up with 618 hits, Manchester resulted in 1241 hits,
Lincolnshire 195 hits, Durham 1335 hits, Wiltshire 123 hits, and Yorkshire 871 hits.
The blog is an interesting read and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yyptnomt
Information about and instructions for searching the High Court records can be found at
search screen can be found at
Because my ancestors all led exemplary lives and were never victims of crimes <g>, I
didn't find any mention of them after a quick search, but maybe you'll get lucky.