These volumes are for the most part registers of the prisoners in the various depots and prison ships taken during the wars with France between 1793 and 1815. They cover prisoners of war of all services in British hands, British prisoners in enemy hands, and the exchange of the two. They usually give detailed descriptions, with the places of birth, and show the ultimate disposal of the prisoners. The records were created by the Prisoners of War Departments of the Sick and Hurt Board (to 1796) of the Transport Board (1796-1817) and of the Navy Board, Transport Branch (from 1817).
PLEASE NOTE: Electronic images of selected pieces of these records can be searched online through our partner website. Pieces 5, 10, 15, 34, 58, 67, 75, 79, 85, 91, 142, 235, 268, 289, 320, 375, 390, 465, 473, 486, 576, 607 and 642 only have been digitised at this time (June 2015); further releases within this range to follow in 2015.