Selected Sources

Genealogy Websites


England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921

National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1866

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Online Family Trees

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms 1564-1950


England and Wales Crime and Punishment, 1770-1935

England, Births & Baptisms

Greater London Burial Index

London Apprenticeship Abstracts, 1442-1850

Middlesex, Brompton Cemetery Records

Thames and Medway Marriages

Westminster Marriages, St Clement Danes

Other Websites

Biographical Database of Australia,

Convict Records,

Convicts to Australia, Life on a Convict Ship,

Free Settler or Felon?

Merchant Networks,

Libraries Tasmania,

Prisoners’ Letters to the Bank of England, 1781-1827. Ed. Deirdre Palk. London: London Record Society, 2007. British History Online,

The Blackheath Connection,


Online Newspapers

British Newspapers (Findmypast)

Bristol Mirror

Bury and Norwich Post

Caledonian Mercury

Durham County Mercury

Hereford Journal

Leeds Mercury

Lloyds List

London Courier and Evening Gazette

Morning Post

Oxford Journal

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser

The London Gazette

The New Monthly Magazine


The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser


Alexander, Alison, ed, Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory, Convict Women’s Press, Hobart, 2014

Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships, Library of Australian History, North Sydney, 1988

Evans, George William, A Geographical, Historical and Topographical Description of Van Diemen’s Land with Important Hints to Emigrants etc., J. and C. Adlard, 23, Bartholomew Close, London, 1822

Historical Records of Australia, The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1917

Reid, Thomas, Two Voyages to New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1822

Robinson, Portia, The Women of Botany Bay : A reinterpretation of the role of women in the origins of Australia society, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1988

Slater, John, A Description of Sydney, Parramatta, Newcastle, & Settlements in New South Wales with Some Account of the Manners and Employment of the Convicts, etc. Sutton and Son, Bridlesmith Gate, 1819

Tait, Noel, The Heritage of Naval Surgery, ADF Health, Vol 12, no 1, 2001

Preparing for the Journey
The Voyage
The Arrival
Statistical Overview