HOBS: Provincial Debtors' Prisons: Canterbury
Canterbury prison is not discussed by Pitt, however, records do survive that account for its use as a debtors’ prison and a set of papers is still extant that includes a debtor’s correspondence for the period 1675 to 1678. Neild does discuss the debtors’ prison from an early nineteenth century perspective, noting that the gaol was in the City’s West gate. It consisted of a day room and two rooms that were in the two towers of the gate, which the debtors slept in, “with only mats to lie on”.
 Centre for Kentish Studies, Kent Quarter Sessions, Session Papers - Ref. Q/SB/22/124 – date 3 June 1691 – printed form relating to the discharge of an insolvent debtor from the county gaol at Canterbury; Ref. Q/SB/9, 1658, 1663-1664 – Petition; Ref. Q/CI – Clerk of the Peace Office – Court of Insolvent Debtors.
 Ref. U350 – letters and other papers relating to Henry Dering while a debtor, 1675-1678.
 Neild, J, Account of Persons confined for Debt, in the various prisons of England and Wales, ... with their provisionary allowance during confinement; as reported to the Society for the discharge and relief of small Debtors. London, 1800, at page 128.
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