Trial, gaol and transportation records

Findmypast – England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935

Offers searches of 3 million+ criminal records from The National Archives (UK) collections. There are details of trials, sentences, physical descriptions and photographs if available. Transcripts of the records are available as well as digitised images of the original records.…

FindmyPast – United Kingdom – Institutions & Organizations collections

Various subscription options offer access to transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The Institutions & Organizations collections include:• Home Office: Criminal petitions 1817-1858• Metropolitan Police: Habitual criminals and miscellaneous papers 1903-1914• Admiralty: Convicts in Hulks  1818-1831 – The…

Kent Genealogy

This site by Maureen Rawson contains searchable indexes and transcripts to over 90,000+ names and 350+ links to useful sites. There are links to Kent places, Kent families and more.  Indexes cover probate records, newspapers, land tax assessment, census and…

Warwickshire County Record Office

The Resources and Catalogues link offers access to Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the online catalogue. Online databases include: • Licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828.• Warwickshire tithe apportionments contains information from the Warwickshire tithe apportionments, produced after the Tithe Commutation Act…

Bedfordshire Gaol Register 1801-1901

Bedfordshire & Luton Archives and Records Service – Bedfordshire Gaol Register. This ongoing project currently has 1801-1879 (with gaps) available. New updates are added on a weekly basis. Details given vary but can include name, age, hair colour, height, crime,…

Victorian Crime and Punishment

This is a searchable database of 20,000+ prisoners from Bedford, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Ely gaols. Digitised images of original archive material and photographs are included if available. There is background information on the gaols, life inside a nineteenth century prison…