And, given any English heritage, you “might” have a distant cousin who was!
The State Library of Queensland (
has made available The British Convict transportation
registers 1787-1867 database which has been
compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records. It includes details
for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in
the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and
more. More detailed information is available about this convict
database. You can also find out about the creation and launch of
the database. Australia
Is there a British Convict in your ancestral tree? Do share.
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