Find your ancestors in Home Office: criminal petitions, part 2

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.

In series HO18, criminal petitions, part 2, there are just over 19,000 further records concerning petitions in this set. Some petitions have additional documents attached, such as newspaper cuttings or other documentation. It is worth browsing through the connected images as some petitions are quite lengthy documents that will give details of family circumstances and the grounds on which they are hoping to appeal their sentence.