Marshalsea

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Marshalsea

historically a court held before the knight marshal, abolished 1849.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

MARSHALSEA, English law. The name of a prison belonging to the court of the king's bench.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He situated an entire novel at the Marshalsea prison. Little Dorrit, published as a series from 1855 to 1857, tells the life of Amy, a young woman born and raised in the prison because her father, locked in his regard for himself as a "gentleman" and, thus, incapacitated as a worker by his own fear of shame and societal attitudes, spent decades in the prison, to the point that he was known as the "Father" of the place.
After Jennings reached the Marshalsea Prison in Southwark in May 1609 he continued to impress his captors and they continued to press the king for a pardon.
"There she is, the epitome of neatness, in the squalid atmosphere of the Marshalsea prison making order and making her father comfortable and sweeping and cleaning and tidying all the time," said Slater.
A victim of her own father's debt, Little Dorrit has spent most of her young life holed up in Marshalsea Prison.
"THE days of shabbiness and shame are behind us!" declares Mr Dorrit tonight as he prepares to leave Marshalsea prison in triumph.
His quest to solve the mystery of his father's dying words ("Put it right, Arthur") and discover what lies behind his mother's uncharacteristic act of charileads him to the Marshalsea prison for debt, where Amy lives with her father William (Courtenay).
In which novel by Charles Dickens is the character Amy born in the Marshalsea prison for debtors?
Finally an executioner was found, an inmate of Marshalsea Prison who was promised a reprieve from his death sentence if he carried out the deed.