Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/9/2010

Prison ship records from 19th Century published

A picture of life on board Britain’s 19th Century prison ships has emerged with the publication online of details of some of the 200,000 inmates.

The records outline the disease-ridden conditions on the “prison hulks”, created to ease overcrowding elsewhere.

The prisoners included eight-year-old Francis Creed, who was jailed for seven years on HMS Bellerophon for stealing three shillings worth of copper. for more click here

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