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Source Information

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Registers of convicts' applications to marry. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia: State Records Authority of New South Wales. Series 12212

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About New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851

In the early years of the New South Wales colony, most convicts were married by banns. Convicts could only be married by banns after they had first obtained official permission to marry.

This database contains registers of convicts’ applications for permission to marry between 1826 and 1851. Information listed in the registers includes:

  • Names of individuals intending to marry

  • Their ages

  • Date of permission or refusal to marry

  • Ship of arrival

  • Sentence

  • Whether bond or free

  • Name of clergyman