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Irish Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1849

This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788 - 1849.

The database contains:

  • Irish State prisoners,
  • convicts who were tried in Ireland,
  • convicts who were tried outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland,
  • Irish military men who were tried inside or outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland, and
  • a few non-Irish convicts arriving on Irish convict transport ships.

While every effort was made to correctly transcribe the Shipping Indents, not all Indents showed the native place of their respective convicts.

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Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are listed separately


I am indebted to my wife, Tricia, and my late father, Fred (1917-2005), for their constant help in searching various records for the last dozen years.

Thanks to Patricia Downes for programming the database and coding the site.

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin