In association with The National Archives, Findmypast is excited to release an extensive collection of records from criminal cases, gaols, hulks, prisons, and criminal calendars. England & Wales, crime, prisons & punishment, 1770-1935 is the largest single collection of British crime records online. Explore the world of courts and prisons, and discover if your ancestor committed a criminal offence and what your ancestor’s sentence was. There are over 20 series available in this collection. The series can be found on the transcript.

Series HO8, Home Office: convict hulks, convict prisons and criminal lunatic asylums, quarterly returns of prisoners; contains almost 1,290,578 records from sworn lists of convicts on board prison hulks between 1801 and 1854. Records of prisoners in convict prisons and criminal lunatic asylums will follow in due course.