Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Convicts

 

Also see Governments.

 

Convicts were people who were convicted of crime in Britain, Ireland or other places in the British Empire and transported to Australia. For people convicted of crime locally see Prison Records.

There was a convict settlement on Sullivan Bay at Sorrento in 1803 to 1804. This settlement was short lived and the settlers moved to Tasmania. Aside from this occasion there were no convicts serving their sentences sent out directly to Victoria. The convicts' records can be seen in the Tasmanian convict records.

There were however convicts serving their sentences in Victoria from 1826 to 1828 at Rhyll and Corinella. After permanent settlement begun in 1836 there were convicts serving their sentences in Victoria. All of these convicts were originally sent to New South Wales; Victoria was then the Port Phillip District of New South Wales. Transportation of convicts to New South Wales ended in 1840. The Port Phillip District government no longer employed convicts on government works from about 1843. The convicts' records can be seen in the New South Wales convict records.

Between 1844 and 1849, 1727 ex prisoners who had served their sentences were sent to Victoria. They were known as "Exiles". They were also referred to as "Pentonvillians" because most of them came from Pentonville Probationary Prison in England. Their immigration records can be found under Assisted Immigration Records. See Passenger Arrival Records. The dates of arrival, names of ships and numbers of ex-prisoners on board are listed below:

11 November 1844 - Royal George (21 landed at Melbourne)
20 March 1845 - Sir George Seymour (175 landed at Geelong)
27 January 1846 - Stratheden (51 Landed at Melbourne)
9 November 1846 - Maitland (291 Landed at Melbourne)
4 May 1847 - Thomas Arbuthnot (288 Landed at Melbourne)
24 September 1847 - Joseph Somes (248 Landed at Geelong)
25 January 1848 - Marion (292 Landed at Melbourne)
22 June 1848 - Anna Maria (163 Landed at Geelong)
4 February 1849 - Eden (133 Landed at Portland and 65 at Geelong)


GENERAL CONVICT RECORDS


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN CONVICT COLLECTION

This is a general search across numerous Australian and British data collections relating to convicts. This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/group/auconvicts#databases


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, CONVICT INDEX, 1788-1868

This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=5517

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, LIST OF CONVICTS WITH PARTICULARS, 1788-1842

This is searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1251

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES AND TASMANIA: SETTLERS AND CONVICTS 1787-1859

This is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-and-tasmania-settlers-and-convicts-1787-1859

 

TASMANIAN CONVICT RECORDS


LIBRARIES TASMANIA TASMANIAN NAMES INDEX - TASMANIAN CONVICTS 1803-1893

https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/?

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, INDEX TO VARIOUS COLONIAL SECRETARY OFFICE'S FILES

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia Tasmania. These include passage of convicts' families, convict assignments, convict marriages, and marriage allegations. Original records were at the Tasmanian State Archives, Hobart.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/232593?availability=Family%20History%20Library


ANCESTRY - TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT COURT AND SELECTED RECORDS, 1800-1899

Records in this collection include pardons, tickets of leave, convict registers, employment records of convicts, applications to marry, deaths and asylum patients' records. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60920

 

FINDMYPAST - TASMANIA CONVICT RECORDS 1800-1893

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/tasmania-convict-records-1800-1893

 

NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT RECORDS


MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS INDEX 1791-1873

A single searchable database containing certificates of freedom; bank accounts; deaths; exemptions from Government Labor; pardons; tickets of leave; and, tickets of leave passports. The records are not digitised. This is under Online Indexes; Convicts.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convicts-index/


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, SETTLER AND CONVICT LISTS, 1787-1834

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1183


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA CONVICT RECORDS, 1810-1891

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=8992

 

MYHERITAGE - AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICTS INDEX, 1791-1873

This collection contains an index of various convict records from the state of New South Wales in Australia. It is searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20005/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

FAMILYSEARCH - COLONIAL SECRETARY, NEW SOUTH WALES, COPIES OF LETTERS SENT OUTSIDE THE COLONY, 1823-1831

Correspondence from the Colonial Secretary at Sydney to government officials outside the colony of New South Wales, particulary in Van Diemen's Land, with respect to prisoners. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80357?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT RECORDS 1831-1853

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia New South Wales. They are Colonial Secretary records showing the transfer of prisoners to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania). Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80656?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES, COLONIAL SECRETARY, CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING PRISONERS, 1840-1856

Correspondence of the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales respecting prisoners in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land and elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80376?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT RECORDS 1843-1845

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia New South Wales. They are Principal Superintendent of Convicts records which include an alphabetical list of convict release dates, including their date of arrival. Original records were at the Mitchell Library, Sydney

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/227305?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

PETER MAYBERRY - IRISH CONVICTS TO NEW SOUTH WALES 1788-1849

This is a searchable database of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales from 1788 to 1849.

https://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi

 

MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICT EXILES INDEX 1849-1850

Exiles were transported to New South Wales. They had served part of their sentence in a penitentiary in Britain and were granted a conditional pardon or ticket of leave on arrival in the colony.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convict-exiles-index/

 

VICTORIAN CONVICT RECORDS

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - REGISTER OF CONVICTS 1842-1854 (VPRS 110)

The register has been digitized.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/archive/VPRS110


FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA, CONVICT REGISTER 1842-1854

These records were provided by Public Record Office Victoria. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-convict-register-1842-1854

 

ENGLISH CONVICT RECORDS

 

DIGITAL PANOPTICON - TRACING LONDON CONVICTS IN BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA 1780-1925

Digital Panopticon is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield, Sussex and Tasmania: it is published by the Digital Humanities Institute. This website allows you to search millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey in London, England.

https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/

 

CONVICTS OF LINCOLNSHIRE 1788-1840

List of convicts transported from the County of Lincolnshire to Australia between 1788 and 1840.

https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/AOS-D-0203-Convicts-of-Lincolnshire.pdf

 

IRISH CONVICT RECORDS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF IRELAND - PENAL TRANSPORTATION RECORDS DATABASE: IRELAND TO AUSTRALIA, 1788–1868

All transportation registers compiled before 1836 were destroyed in 1922. The database may also include records of members of convicts’ families transported as free settlers.

The database includes:

https://www.nationalarchives.ie/article/penal-transportation-records-ireland-australia-1788-1868-2/

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA - ARCHIVES RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS FROM IRELAND TO AUSTRALIA (AS FILMED BY THE AJCP), 1788-1868.

Records relating to transported convicts and some free settlers who applied to accompany convicts to Australia.

https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2004646

 

PETER MAYBERRY - IRISH CONVICTS TO NEW SOUTH WALES 1788-1849

This is a searchable database of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales from 1788 to 1849.

https://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, WIVES & CHILDREN OF IRISH CONVICTS, 1825-1840

This index contains lists of wives and children of convicts transported to New South Wales who, at their husband's or father’s request, were brought to New South Wales at the government's expense to join their spouse or parent. The index also includes female convicts whose children were transported with them. This index was compiled from musters and other New South Wales records. It is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2377

 

TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS


STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND - CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS DATABASE 1787-1867

British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project. This is accessed through the One Search catalogue.

https://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au/discovery/search?vid=61SLQ_INST:SLQ&lang=en


ANCESTRY - WEB: AUSTRALIA, CONVICT RECORDS INDEX, 1787-1867

Entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project. This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=70852

 

MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS INDENTS 1788-1801

Convict Indents list the convicts transported to NSW. Early indents provide name, date and place of trial and sentence; later indents usually contain more information such as a physical description, native place, age and crime. These are digitized.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convict-indents-index/

 

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG - FIRST FLEET DATABASE

This is a searchable database of 780 First Fleet convicts.

http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS - FIRST FLEET, 1787-1788

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1177

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS - SECOND FLEET, 1789-1790

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1178

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS - THIRD FLEET, 1791

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1179

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIAN CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS - OTHER FLEETS; SHIPS, 1791-1868

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1180

 

FINDMYPAST - CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS 1787-1870

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/convict-transportation-registers-1787-1870

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA CONVICT SHIPS 1786-1849

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-convict-ships-1786-1849

 

MYHERITAGE - UK, CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTERS 1787-1867

This collection contains British transportation registers which cover the full period of convict transportation to Australian territories from 1787 to 1867. These are searchable.

https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-20146/?utm_source=partner_victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=victoriangenealogy_July21_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT INDENTS, 1788-1842

A convict indent (or ‘indenture’) is an official list of convicts being transported aboard a particular ship. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2024

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA CONVICT SHIP MUSTER ROLLS AND RELATED RECORDS, 1790-1849

This database primarily consists of ship muster lists of convicts being transported from England to New South Wales, Australia between 1790 and 1849. However, some of the records are of convicts being transported from other places throughout the British Empire (such as Canada, India, South Africa, and other areas of Australia) and to other parts of Australia. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1211

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT ARRIVALS

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-convict-arrivals

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES INDENTS OF CONVICT SHIPS 1830-1833

These are in the catalog under Australia New South Wales. List of prisoners who arrived in Sydney. Prisoners came mainly fron Ireland and England. Age and native place are included. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80690?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 
MEDICAL RECORDS

 

ANCESTRY - ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL JOURNALS, 1817-1856

The journals in this database were kept by ships medical officers, who were required to keep a record of patients, treatments, and outcomes during a voyage. This collection includes 671 volumes. The majority are convict ships bound for Australia.The journals are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2318/

 

FOLD3 - UK, ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL JOURNALS

This contains indexed images of medical journals from 19th-century British ships, including names of patients, other passengers and crew.The journals in this database were kept by ships’ medical officers, who were required to keep a record of patients, treatments, and outcomes during a voyage. This collection includes 671 volumes, each from a single ship and covering a particular time period. The majority are convict ships bound for Australia or Van Diemen’s Land.

https://www.fold3.com/publication/960/uk-royal-navy-medical-journals

 

CONVICT MUSTERS


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES AND TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA CONVICT MUSTERS, 1806-1849

Musters were conducted periodically as a means for keeping track of and enumerating convicts in the colony. The first muster was held in 1795. General musters usually included both convicts and ex-convicts and were generally conducted under the order of the Lieutenant Governor and an officer of the Commissary. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1185

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES MUSTER OF ALL FEMALES IN THE COLONY 1806

These are in the catalog under Australia New South Wales. It is a muster of families of convicts arranged alphabetically and shows ship name, where married, number of male and female legitimate and illegitimate children and if they came free or not. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80433?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - COLONIAL SECRETARY, PAPERS, NEW SOUTH WALES 1791-1849

Convict ship musters and other papers, not in chronological order. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80445?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - COLONIAL SECRETARY, LETTERS RECEIVED, NEW SOUTH WALES 1801-1834

Petitions and muster rolls from New South Wales, Parramatta, and Norfolk Island. These are mainly from 1826 to 1833. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80456?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

CONVICT SENTENCE RECORDS

A Ticket of Leave allowed convicts to work for themselves provided that they remained in a specified area, reported regularly to local authorities and attended divine worship every Sunday, if possible. They could not leave the colony.

A Certificate of Freedom was issued at the completion of a convict's sentence, as proof he/ she was a free person. They were free to travel anywhere, and could return to the United Kingdom.

A Conditional Pardon allowed convicts with life sentences freedom of the colony, but they were not allowed to return to the United Kingdom.

An Absolute Pardon gave a 'lifer' complete remittance of sentence. The convict had freedom of the colony and could return to the United Kingdom.

 

RECORDS

Lists of Ticket of Leave holders may be found in Court Records. See Court Records.


MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS INDEX 1791-1873

A single searchable database containing certificates of freedom; bank accounts; deaths; exemptions from Government Labor; pardons; tickets of leave; and, tickets of leave passports. The records are not digitized.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convicts-index/


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT REGISTERS OF CONDITIONAL AND ABSOLUTE PARDONS, 1788-1870

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1657

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA CONVICT CONDITIONAL AND ABSOLUTE PARDONS 1791-1867

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-convict-conditional-and-absolute-pardons-1791-1867

 

ANCESTRY - TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT COURT AND SELECTED RECORDS, 1800-1899

Records in this collection include pardons, tickets of leave, convict registers, employment records of convicts, applications to marry, deaths and asylum patients' records. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60920

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CONVICT TICKETS OF LEAVE 1824-1874

This collection contains a record of licenses issued to prisoners that allowed them to start to build a new life before the official end of his or her sentence. Original records were at New South Wales Archives.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/3499251

 

SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS MIDAS - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT TICKETS OF LEAVE BUTTS 1827-1867

These are searchable through MIDAS.

http://midas.sag.org.au/

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES AND TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT PARDONS AND TICKETS OF LEAVE, 1834-1859

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1184

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, TICKETS OF LEAVE, 1810-1869

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1781

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA CONVICT TICKETS OF LEAVE 1824-1874

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-convict-tickets-of-leave-1824-1874

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES CERTIFICATES OF APPLICATION FOR TICKETS OF LEAVE 1822-1825

These are in the catalog under Australia New South Wales. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80681?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM, 1810-1814, 1827-1867

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/certfreedom/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM, TICKETS OF LEAVE, AND PARDONS, NEW SOUTH WALES 1810-1867

Convict Records from Principal Superintendent of Convicts, New South Wales. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80669?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES, BUTTS OF CONVICTS' CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM 1827-1867

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-butts-of-convicts-certificates-of-freedom-1827-1867

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES, REGISTER OF SENTENCES REMITTED OR COMMUTED 1838-1841

These are in the catalog under Australia New South Wales. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78329?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES, PETITIONS FOR MITIGATION OF SENTENCE 1810-1825

Some books are alphabetical and some have indexes. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78279?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES, PETITIONS FOR MITIGATION OF SENTENCE 1810-1826

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia New South Wales. Original records were at the Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80365?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT RECORDS 1823-1830

Listings of crimes committed by the convicts in Newcastle and New South Wales along with the sentences they received. Also prisoners' tickets of leave. Original records were at Mitchell Library, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/227328?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NEW SOUTH WALES CONVICT RECORDS 1826-1827

Listings of crimes committed by the convicts in Newcastle and New South Wales along with the sentences they received. Original records were at the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/227321?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

NEWSPAPERS

Lists of Ticket of Leave holders and certificate of freedom holders were advertised in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON TICKETS OF LEAVE AND CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM 1840-1851

These are extracted from the Port Phillip Herald and The Argus. A list of exiles in January 1848 is included.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

CONVICT FAMILIES

The wives and families of convicts may have been assisted to immigrate by the colonial government. Their records may be included under Assisted Immigration. See Passenger Arrival Records.

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, INDEX TO VARIOUS COLONIAL SECRETARY OFFICE'S FILES

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia Tasmania. These include passage of convicts' families, convict assignments, convict marriages, and marriage allegations. Original records were at the Tasmanian State Archives, Hobart.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/232593?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, ASSISTED IMMIGRANT PASSENGER LISTS 1828-1896

These are provided in association with State Records Authority of New South Wales.

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1204/

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, WIVES & CHILDREN OF IRISH CONVICTS, 1825-1840

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2377

 

CONVICT PERMISSION TO MARRY RECORDS

The consent of the Governor was required before convicts could marry. It should be noted that just because permission to marry was granted it means that the marriage actually took place.

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, INDEX TO VARIOUS COLONIAL SECRETARY OFFICE'S FILES

These are in the catalog under Convicts Australia Tasmania. These include passage of convicts' families, convict assignments, convict marriages, and marriage allegations. Original records were at the Tasmanian State Archives, Hobart.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/232593?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ANCESTRY - TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT COURT AND SELECTED RECORDS, 1800-1899

Records in this collection include pardons, tickets of leave, convict registers, employment records of convicts, applications to marry, deaths and asylum patients' records. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60920


MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS' APPLICATIONS TO MARRY, INDEX 1825-1851

This is an index to the registers of convicts' applications to marry from 1825 to 1851. The years 1825-1851 have been indexed so far and other registers dated 1831-1837 have not yet been indexed. The records are not digitized.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convicts-applications-to-marry/

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, REGISTERS OF CONVICTS' APPLICATIONS TO MARRY, 1826-1851

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1504


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT APPLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLICATION OF BANNS, 1828-1830, 1838-1839

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=9094


FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, REGISTERS OF CONVICTS' APPLICATIONS TO MARRY, 1825-1851

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-registers-of-convicts-applications-to-marry-1825-1851

 

CONVICT DEATH REGISTER

A death register recorded the deaths of convicts who died while still serving their sentence.


MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS INDEX 1791-1873

A single searchable database containing certificates of freedom; bank accounts; deaths; exemptions from Government Labor; pardons; tickets of leave; and, tickets of leave passports. The records are not digitized.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convicts-index/

 

ANCESTRY - TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT COURT AND SELECTED RECORDS, 1800-1899

Records in this collection include pardons, tickets of leave, convict registers, employment records of convicts, applications to marry, deaths and asylum patients' records. These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60920

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT DEATH REGISTER, 1826-1879

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1202

 

FINDMYPAST - NEW SOUTH WALES, CONVICT DEATH REGISTER, 1828-1879

These are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/new-south-wales-convict-death-register-1828-1879

 

CONVICT BANK BOOKS


MUSEUMS OF HISTORY NEW SOUTH WALES, STATE ARCHIVES COLLECTION - CONVICTS INDEX 1791-1873

A single searchable database containing certificates of freedom; bank accounts; deaths; exemptions from Government Labor; pardons; tickets of leave; and, tickets of leave passports. The records are not digitized.

https://mhnsw.au/indexes/convicts/convicts-index/


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CONVICT SAVINGS BANK BOOKS, 1824-1886

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1245

 

BOOK

 

FAMILYSEARCH - EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY: CONVICT LIFE IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, PARTS I & II, THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS BY CHARLES WHITE. PUBLISHED IN 1889 BY C. AND G.S. WHITE, FREE PRESS OFFICE, BATHURST.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2636604?availability=Online

 

SOCIETIES

 

DESCENDANTS OF CONVICTS GROUP VICTORIA INC.

https://www.docs.org.au/

 

FIRST FLEET FELLOWSHIP VIC INC.

https://firstfleetfellowship.org.au/

 

FEMALE CONVICTS RESEARCH CENTRE

The Female Convicts Research Centre promotes interest in the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), by encouraging and facilitating research.

https://femaleconvicts.org

 

 

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