Belfast Special Constables

Belfast Special Constables Papers.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Two volumes containing the reports of the Special Constables appointed in 1812 to patrol the streets of Belfast at night. The earlier volume, which is dealt with by George Benn in his 'History of Belfast' (pp. 504-6), covers the period 12 May to 27 November 1812, and 19 February to 15 May 1816; the later volume 16 May to 8 July 1816. Owing to the inability of the Watch to maintain order on the str ...