Friday, 14 June 2019

Further prison records added to TheGenealogist

The following announcement comes from TheGenealogist (www.thegenealogist.co.uk) concerning the records of three English prisons, now available on the site:

Search for Victorian convicts in Milbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville prison records

TheGenealogist has released over 100,000 individuals into their expanding Court & Criminal Records collection. With this release researchers can 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 the family history researcher to discover:

Over 100,000 individuals in records covering the years 1838 to 1875
Registers of prisoners inside Millbank, Parkhurst (pictured) 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.  (*at TNA)

Read TheGenealogist’s article “Criminal records can reveal ancestors locked up in convict prisons” at: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2019/criminal-records-can-reveal-ancestors-locked-up-in-convict-prisons-1122/

(With thanks to Nick Thorne)

Chris

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