Historical Records

Strafford County is excited to provide public access to the attached historical records –

One volume, Children Supported by Strafford County, covers the years 1900-1925 and lists every child who was in the custody of the county.

The second volume, entitled Register of Inmates, is the record of those housed at the County Farm (poor house) from 1904-1933.

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC, is the record of those housed at the House of Corrections (Jail) from 1909-1916.

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC, is the record of those housed at the House of Corrections (Jail) from 1917-1938.

The volumes are presented in a digital format that allows the viewer to turn the pages as if looking at the actual book.  It is hoped these digital volumes will provide increased access to the general public.

This preservation project has been made possible through funds received from the sale of the New Hampshire Moose Conservation License Plate and administered by the New Hampshire State Library, a division of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources.

STRAFFORD COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

WILLIAM A. GRIMES

Justice & Administration Building,

259 County Farm Road, Suite 204, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2020

Over the last several days, Governor Chris Sununu and State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Department of Health and Human Services, have advised the media/press of clusters of COVID-19 showing up in group living facilities. The Governor and Dr. Chan refused to name the facilities, indicating that it is the individual facility’s obligation to do so.

In Strafford County, we have taken great measures to protect our nursing home residents, detainees/inmates at the House of Corrections, and our employees. These measures include following all Federal and State recommended infection precautions and consist of employee screening prior to entering the work place, the use of masks and other preventative gear (PPE) beyond the basic recommendations, and good hand sanitizing. To date, we have had no cases of COVID-19 for Riverside Rest Home residents or House of Corrections detainees/inmates.

In order to offer full disclosure to the public, and to alleviate the concerns for the unknown from families and staff, we are pledging to immediately release numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of our residents and/or detainees/inmates. The information will not include specific names, but will include general methods of treatment and the status of the resident and/or detainee/inmate.

Please remember to keep all employees who are working hard to keep you and those they serve safe during these challenging times in your thoughts and prayers.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

                                                       Strafford County Commissioners

                                                          George Maglaras, Chairman

                                                          Robert J. Watson

                                                          Deanna S. Rollo, Clerk

 

IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator

 

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC 1917-1938

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC 1917-1938

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC, is the record of those housed at the House of Corrections (Jail) from 1917-1938.

Children Supported by Strafford County, NH

Children Supported by Strafford County, covers the years 1900-1925 and lists every child who was in the custody of the county.

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC 1909-1916

Prisoners Admitted to Strafford County HOC, is the record of those housed at the House of Corrections (Jail) from 1909-1916.

Register of Inmates 1904-1933

Register of Inmates, is the record of those housed at the County Farm (poor house) from 1904-1933.