Convicts

Ancestry.com – Ship’s Medical Journals

There are two collections available and both contain indexed images of the original journals. A variety of subscription options are available to access these images. • UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 (ADM 101). Ships’ medical officers were required to…

Swing Riots & Rioters.com

This site by by Jill Chambers includes detailed information on the Swing Riots of 1830 and 1831. There are details on the machine breakers, rioters and protestors many of whom were transported to Australia. The site also includes the name,…

Selborne & Headley (Hampshire) Workhouse Riots 1830

John Owen Smith’s site details some of the personalities associated with these riots. Over 345 men were tried for disturbances in Hampshire before a Special Commission at Winchester 20th-30th December 1830. This site details the 22 who were committed for…

Judges’ Reports on Criminals 1783-1830.

Use Discovery to search the National Archives (UK) collections for these reports which include original letters and reports from judges on cases and criminals plus petitions for commutation of sentence or free pardon. To search for these, and other convict…

Lancaster Castle Convict Database

This database lists those tried and sentenced at Lancaster Assizes including those transported to Australia. The database lists name, age, trial date, offence and sentence.

ConvictRecords.com.au

This site is based on the British Convict transportation register, compiled by the State Library of Queensland. This site can be searched by name or browsed by surname, year or ship. Information available includes name of convict, known aliases, place…