The document is made up of extracts from various Genealogical publications and was first published as is, in Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies quarterly magazine 'The Genealogist' June 2009, Volume XII No 10.

Search for your Black sheep Ancestors in free Genealogical Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records and Biographies of Famous Outlaws, Criminals & Pirates in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.!crime.htm
This site contains transcripts of thousands of entries from Derbyshire Petty Session and, Quarter Session records 1770-1828.
This site includes details of over 1,000 prisoners in Bedford Gaol from 1801-1877 - with many other links.
This takes you to their search page which includes details of prisoners held in Gloucester Gaol from 1815-1879. Also Wills 1541-1800, 1801-1858 and more.
Searchable databases on the Somerset Archive and Record Service's website include Ilchester Gaol Registers 1821-1844 - click on Online Catalogue & Indexes on the home page, then scroll down.


The website of Inveraray Jail, Scotland's Living 19th Century Prison currently holds records of 4345 former prisoners - you have the choice of viewing all current records and/or transported prisoners.

Highwaymen - the history of highwaymen and medieval outlaws is on this site.


Most of Tasmania's convict records can now be viewed online, this is the link to the Archives Office of Tasmania.
Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts site - begins in 1824 with more cases of one historical year to be added at a time.

First Fleet Online

First Fleet On Line has been provided free of charge by the University of Wollongong as a community service. It contains a database of the First Fleet convicts; background notes about the sources of the data; diary extracts, stories and letters of the time; suggestions on how to investigate the topic of the First Fleet in particular; reference and links to other information about the Australia's past.
Lesley Uebel's site "Claim a Convict" at also contains lists of Convict ships, both alphabetical and chronological, Early Settlers to NSW 1788-1850, Early Church reference codes and much more.


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