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  • Dartmoor Prison

  • Parkhurst Prison

  • Portland Convict Prison

    Brixton Convict Prison
    1881 Index of prisoners

    Brixton Convict Prison, 1871 Index of Prisoners:
    Surnames A-K ~ Surnames L-Z

    Chattenden Convict Prison
    1881 Index of prisoners

    Pentonville Prison, 1881 Index of Prisoners:
    Surnames A-K ~ Surnames L-Z

    Canterbury Prison
    1901 Index of prisoners

    Woking Invalid Prison, 1881 Index of Prisoners:
    Surnames A-K ~ Surnames L-Z

    Wormwood Scrubs Prison
    1881 Index of prisoners

    Millbank Prison
    1881 Index of prisoners

    Aylesbury Prison
    1891 Index of prisoners

    Victorian Prisoners in Buckinghamshire
    Online database with details of prisoners entering the County Gaol in Aylesbury in the 1870s. The information has been taken from gaol receiving books held at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. Some entries may include photographs, whilst others just include basic details of the inmate's crime, and their punishment.

    Wakefield Prison
    1891 Index of prisoners

    British Prisons
    Large site focusing on prisons throughout the UK

    HM Prison Service
    Main homepage

    Inveraray Jail
    List of prisoners there.

    York Castle Prison
    Interesting history of the prison.

    Armley Prison - Leeds
    History and executions.

    Pentonville Prison
    Very interesting history of prison as well as some executions.

    Wandsworth Prison
    History of the prison.

    Maidstone Prison
    Information on famous cases there and an interesting history.

    Strangeways Prison (Manchester)
    History of the prison.

    Shepton Mallet Prison
    Very interesting history of the prison.

    Walton Prison (Liverpool)
    History of the prison.

    Durham Prison
    Some famous cases there as well as brief history.

    Lancaster Castle
    History of the prison, as well as executions and criminals.

    National Archives:
    Sources for convicts and prisoners 1100-1986

    Red Newgate: Her Majesty's prison Syrtis Lapis
    History of the prison.

    Newgate Prison
    A list of Inmates, Victims and those associated with the prison.

    Prison Records Available to View
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    Holloway Prison
    History and executions at the prison.


    Convicts to Australia
    A guide to researching your convict ancestors.

    Lists of Convicts who sailed from the UK to Australia between 1788 and 1791:
  • First Fleet
  • Second Fleet
  • Third Fleet

    Irish Convicts
    The National Archives of Ireland provide a means to search for convicts sent to Australia.

    Devon Convicts
    Index of criminals transported to Australia between 1782 - 1821.

    Down County Gaol
    Includes lists of prisoners sent to New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land Australia.

    Prisoners transported from Kent to Australia:
  • 1851
  • 1852

    Lancaster Castle
    Index of prisoners transported to Austarlia.

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