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Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:30 am
Having never needed to research transportation records, I am at a loss with this enquiry and am hoping that someone can help me trace Henry George Haynes who was possibly transported to Australia during the first half of the 19th century.
Haynes was baptised at Horsley, Gloucestershire on Christmas Day 1807 and was living in the Malmesbury Workhouse (Wiltshire) by 1841. He remains here for 1851 and 1861, was a lodger with a Malmesbury family in 1871 and died in 1874.
However, I have some of his personal writings that refer to his earlier life and mentions thieving and poaching, being in prison and spending many years in a "far off land". Based on the data I have, this must have been before 1841 when he was back in England.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how and where I can follow this through based on the little information I have? Indeed, would any records exist as my wife as a criminal (who wasn't transported) on her side in 1841 but no records are surviving.
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:00 pm
Have you tried the website www.convictcentral.com
You may find some information on there.
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:56 am
I've tried this, but nothing comes up on the main site. There are links to others, but I get the impression I will need more information about Henry George Haynes.
Further suggestions are welcome!
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:20 am
In case you have not seen it can I recommend the National Archive site at [link=http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=347&j=1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=347&j=1[/link]
which is a guide to tracing convicts transported to Australia 1787 - 1868.
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:53 pm
[size="3"][font="tahoma"]You could try a search on this site: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts . Remember he may have been convicted as simply Henry Haynes or even George Haynes (or could have had another alias). [/font][/size][size="3"][font="tahoma"]There are also several indexes on line at NSW State Records: http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/indexes_online_3357.asp. [/font][/size][size="3"][font="tahoma"]You could also try the Old Bailey records www.oldbaileyonline.org , though it is quite likely that your ancestor may have been tried at the local quarter sessions or assizes (would that be Bristol?) which you may be able to locate at the National Archives, the County Record Office, or if you are remote from either, then the LDS may have microfilmed the records - check the Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org.
Good luck. Sylvia
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