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Series Details

Series Number: CON22
Title: COMPREHENSIVE REGISTERS OF CONVICTS.
Start Date: 01 Jan 1804
End Date: 31 Dec 1853
Contents Start Date:
Contents End Date:
Date Range of Holdings:
Access: Open
Creating Agency:
TA60 CONVICT DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1818 31 Dec 1877
Description (Content/Function):

These volumes, which were kept from shortly after 1824 until the end of transportation, were compiled direct from the Assignment Lists and contain the same details, which are regularly given. These are name, where and when convicted, sentence. The names of convicts are arranged alphabetically by the initial of the surname, and grouped under the ship (whose date of arrival and master are sometimes given). The name of the court passing sentence is given, and a final column gives in addition details of emancipation (date of pardon, ticket-of-leave, conditional pardon, certificate of freedom).

The volumes were probably kept as a means of ready reference, for example to check when a convict was due for emancipation. Convicts, men and women, from all sources are included, and the total number of entries is 74,377.

How to Use Series:

Digital images of volumes 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 and 9 of this record series are available to view online by clicking on the item links below to get to the Item Details pages. Copies may be made for private research/study but any other use requires permission from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

System of Arrangement:

The arrangement is by initial of surname, ship and period of arrival. A comprehensive breakdown of letters and years can be found in Guide to the public records of Tasmania. Section three, Convict Department / by P.R. Eldershaw at - https://stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0038-00120_1

Information Sources:

Controlled Series:
CON40  CONDUCT REGISTERS OF FEMALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM. 01 Jan 1803 31 Dec 1843
CON31  CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM. 01 Jan 1803 31 Dec 1843
Items in Series:
CON22/1/1 Register - A to L 01 Jan 1804 31 Dec 1841
CON22/1/2 Register - M-Z 01 Jan 1804 31 Dec 1847
CON22/1/3 Register - A-L 01 Jan 1832 31 Dec 1847
CON22/1/4 Register - B, M-Z 01 Jan 1835 31 Dec 1847
CON22/1/5 Register - B-W 01 Jan 1840 31 Dec 1845
CON22/1/6 Register - A-L 01 Jan 1844 31 Dec 1850
CON22/1/7 Register - M-Y 01 Jan 1844 31 Dec 1850
CON22/1/8 Register - A-L 01 Jan 1850 31 Dec 1853
CON22/1/9 Register - M-Z 01 Jan 1850 31 Dec 1853