Trial, gaol and transportation records

IrishGenealogy.ie

IrishGenealogy.ie is a free family history website by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The online data includes:• Church records – access 3+ million pre 1900 Church of Ireland records for Dublin City, Kerry and Carlow; Roman Catholic…

Connected Histories – British History Sources 1500-1900

This site brings together 25 major digital resources for Britain. It offers sophisticated searches by names, places and dates. There is a short video guide to introduce you to the key features. Many of the sites are free sites. Those…

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1913

Use this site to search 197,745+ trials held at London’s Central Criminal Court. All names are indexed including victims, witnesses and jurors. You can search keywords combined with surname, crime, punishment and others. Full transcripts of the trial are returned…

York Assizes 1785-1851 Index

This index, by the City of York & District Family History Society, is an index to records held in York Reference library of prisoners brought to trial at York Assizes.

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.

Ancestry.com – Australia Convict Collection

This collection offers access to 24+ convict databases. The records are fully indexed with a free name search. A variety of subscription options offer access to digitised copies of the original records. Records include:• Australia – Convict Savings Bank Books,…