Home Office: Registers of Criminal Petitions

HO 19
Home Office: Registers of Criminal Petitions

Registers of the petitions in HO 17 and HO 18. Entries are arranged alphabetically and give the reference of the original petition. The registers also note the place of imprisonment and the results of the petition, F.P in this context standing for Free Pardon.


These registers are arranged alphabetically by name of convict and give a coded reference to the original petitions, which are in HO 17 (1819-1839) and HO 18 (1839-1854). The code consists of letters (numbers from 1839) for the bundle and a number for the papers within the bundle. For example, the code Rk 44 for William Ashton leads to HO 17/92, which contains papers from bundles Rk-R1. Please note that some entries prior to 1839 have been given numerical rather than alphabetical codes; these bundles do not appear to have survived.

Separated Material:
Bundles with coded alphabetic references ending in a-g, i.e. Aa, Ba etc are missing from HO 17 except for the Scottish petitions Aa-Ag (HO 17/6-7 and Ba-Bg (HO 17/20-22) and would appear to have been lost before transfer
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
12 volume(s)

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