Listen to RTE Radio Documentary: The Murder, Me & My Family Tree in which Dylan Haskins finishes a journey started by his father to discover if he is a descendant of the ‘last man hanged at Wicklow Gaol’, James Haskins (?-1843).
Over 2.75 million new crime records released by Findmypast this week. This incredibly large and exciting collection will be a real boon to researchers. There are over 3.2 million records in total and they date from 1770 to 1935. I look forward to delving into these records, and am only sorry that I won’t find any of my own family in them!
The collection includes the following records from The National Archives at Kew.
ADM 6 Admiralty: registers of convicts in prison hulks
CRIM 9 Central Criminal Court: after-trial calendars of prisoners
HO 8 Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners 1824-1876
HO 13 Home Office: Criminal Entry Books 1782-1871
HO 17 Home Office: criminal petitions Series 1
HO 18 Home Office: criminal petitions Series 2
HO 19 Home Office: Register of criminal petitions
HO 23 Home Office: Registers of Prisoners from National Prisons lodged in County Prisons 1847-1866
HO 24 Home Office: Prison Registers and Statistical Returns 1838-1875
HO 47 Home Office: Judges’ Reports on Criminals 1784-1830
HO 77 Home Office: Newgate Prison Calendar 1782-1853
HO 130 Home Office: Miscellaneous Criminal Books 1798-1831
HO 140 Home Office: calendar of prisoners
PCOM 2 Home Office and Prison Commission: prison records
PCOM 3 Home Office and Prison Commission: Male Licences 1853-1887
PCOM 5 Home Office: Old Captions and Transfer Papers 1843-1871
MEPO 6 Metropolitan Police: Criminal Record Office: habitual criminals’ registers and miscellaneous papers
T 38 Treasury: Departmental Accounts: Convict Hulks 1802-1831
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