Ancestry UK

Prison Records on The Genealogist

Prison-related records available to subscribers of The Genealogist include:

From the National Archives: England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935.

  • ADM 6 Registers of convicts in Prison Hulks Cumberland, Dolphin and Ganymede with indexes.
  • HO 8 Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners 1824-1876
  • HO 27 Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales
  • HO 13 Home Office: Criminal Entry Books. Entry books of out-letters, warrants and pardons.
  • HO 20 / 13 Home Office: Prisons Correspondence and Papers. Bethlehem Hospital & Others, criminal lunatics
  • HO 77 Home Office: Newgate Prison Calendar
  • CRIM 1 Central Criminal Court: Depositions. Statements on oath used in evidence in trials at the Old Bailey and pardons if granted.
  • CRIM 9 Central Criminal Court: After Trial Calendars of Prisoners. After trial calenders giving details of the prisoners and committing magistrates, offences shown on indictment, date of trial and before whom tried, verdict of jury, previous convictions and sentence or order of court.
  • MEPO 6 The Metropolitan Police Criminal Record Office containing the Habitual Criminals Registers and Miscellaneous Papers
  • PRIS 10 King's (Queen's) Bench, Fleet, Marshalsea and Queen's Prisons. Records of those jailed for debt or bankruptcy within the Fleet Prison until its closure in 1842, and the King's Bench Prison (becoming the Queen's Prison in 1842) until 1862.
  • PRIS 11 Prison of the Marshalsea of the King's Household and Palace Court, and the Queen's Prison. Records of those jailed for debt or bankruptcy in the Marshalsea Prison until its closure in 1842 and the Queen's Prison, containing the commitment and discharge dates and those filing suit against the debtor.