Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners

Reference:
HO 8
Title:
Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners
Description:

Sworn lists of convicts on board the convict hulks (until 1861) and in the convict prisons (from 1848). Criminal lunatic asylums are included from 1862.

Some returns for hulks at Bermuda are included.

Give particulars as to their ages, convictions and sentences, health, behaviour, etc.

Date:
1824-1876
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Physical description:
207 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

Section XIV of the Transportation of Offenders Act 1824 (5 Geo IV chapter 85) provided that the Superintendent of Convicts should make sworn quarterly returns of prisoners in the hulks to the Secretary of State.

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