The convict database currently has details of over 700 convicts who were convicted in the Bedford courts and sentenced to transportation.
My research has been to find out where and when these convicts were transported, (NSW = New South Wales, VDL=Van Diemen's Land, WA= Western Australia), or if they escaped transportation.
The database shows brief details of the convict, the date of their conviction, their crime, age and where they were from, if known.
Click on the alphabetic list below to search the list
The alphabetic list below will take you to the database which shows the convict ship, the date of departure and destination in AUSTRALIA of the transportees. The reference number for this information in the National Archives is also given.
Click on image to go to BLARS Gaol Database,
There are also details of convicts who were sent to
And there are those who got away!
This is an on-going project. I still have another 200+ to research.
Further information about the convicts detailed in my database can be found on the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service Gaol Database. The BLARS reference for the convict is given to assist your search. When doing so, please be aware of possible variant spellings and if searching by year, the date of the conviction shown in my database is often the year following that of their committal as shown in the BLARS database.
Every effort has been made to ensure that all content and information is correct. Information for the convict database has been collected from many records and is believed to be accurate but it cannot be guaranteed.
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