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New Records of Victorian Convicts 14th June 2019

This week we have released over 100,000 individuals, allowing you to find the details of ancestors that had broken the law and were incarcerated in the harsh conditions of early Victorian convict prisons - including some that were only children!

The new data will allow you to discover:

  • Over 100,000 individuals in records covering the years 1838 to 1875
  • Registers of prisoners inside Millbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville prisons
  • Each prisoner's age on conviction
  • The marital status and whether the prisoner can read or write
  • The convict's former trade
  • When and where they were convicted, their crime, sentence, where and whence received, previous offences, when removed and to where

These fully searchable records are from the HO24 Home Office: Prison Registers and Returns 1838-1875 for Millbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville.

To find out more, read Nick Thorne's article "Criminal records can reveal ancestors locked up in convict prisons".

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