Whats in a convict record

  • Physical description
  • The crime for which they were convicted, the sentence received and the court where they were convicted
  • Any previous criminal record and time in jail
  • Any family on board the ship or any family left behind
  • Marital status and number of children
  • Children born to female convicts while under se​ntence
  • Where they served out their sentence
  • Any trouble and the punishments received while under sentence
  • If they married while under sentence
  • When they received a ticket of leave
  • When they received their freedom and the condition of that freedom

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