New and updated records on Ancestry.com
Ancestry have updated the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) by the addition of probate records for the period 1973-1995. This collection contains the vast majority of probate cases granted in England and Wales between 1858-1966 and 1973-1995 and effectively forms an index to probate records for this period.
Between 1614 and 1775 over 50,000 English men, women, and children were sentenced to be deported to the American colonies for crimes ranging from the theft of a handkerchief to bigamy or highway robbery.
After years of painstaking research, the names of nearly all those transported were extracted from official court records by Peter Coldham and published in the landmark work The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage in 1988 and its Supplement in 1992, forming the largest and most complete passenger list of its kind ever published.
From this source you have the means of:
- learning the names of the persons transported to the colonies
- charges against them
- dates and places of sentencing
- ship names
- the places of arrival in the colonies
This collection of London Poor Law Records has been updated with new additions.