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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: New South Wales Government. Convict Death Register. Series 12213, SR Reel 690. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

© the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales and is used under licence with the permission of the State Records Authority. The State of New South Wales gives no warranty regarding the data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.

About New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

This database contains the New South Wales convict death register, which was kept from 1828-1879. The register recorded convicts who died while serving their sentence, though some ex-convicts are also listed. It was originally maintained by the Principal Superintendent of Convicts and later by the Convict Branch of the Inspector-General of Police.

Information recorded on the death register includes:

  • Name of deceased

  • Ship of Arrival

  • Age at time of death

  • Date of death or burial

  • District or parish of residence

  • Other remarks regarding the convict or his death (for example: cause of death, name of officiating priest or minister, status of the convict)

Entries are arranged alphabetically by convict surname and thereafter by death date.

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