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Ancestry.com. Australia, List of Convicts with Particulars, 1788-1842 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data:

Colonial Office and Predecessors: Alphabetical list of convicts with particulars 1788-1825; 1840-1842; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication CO 207/9); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

In Australian archives the collection is referenced as CO207/1-3.

About Australia, List of Convicts with Particulars, 1788-1842

This database contains various lists of convicts in Australia, including:

  • Alphabetical list of convicts on transports, 1788-1800
  • Chronological list of convicts from places other than the United Kingdom, 1807-1826
  • Statistics of Convict Transports, c.1788-1823
  • Index to Convict Indents, 1801-1818
  • Musters of Convict Ships on arrival providing similar information as the indents, and noting to whom they were assigned, 27 Aug-13 Dec 1823
  • Annotated Printed Indent, 1840-1842
  • Information listed in these records may include:

  • Name of convict
  • Trade or occupation
  • Conviction place
  • Conviction date
  • Sentence or term
  • Physical description – height, color, complexion
  • Vessel name