British Convict Transportation Registers from 1787 to 1867, with details of over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes name, place of trial, years sentenced, name of ship, date of departure and more.
The records mainly include those convicted in England, Wales and Scotland, but also include a small number of Irish convicts. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These 'soldier convicts' may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.
The prisoners on these registers were sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Port Phillip. Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar and Bermuda.
Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, 1787-1898 [database online]. TheGenealogist.co.uk 2020
Original data: “Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania: Records” The National Archives HO10, “Home Office: Convict Transportation Registers” The National Archives HO11