Indexes to Prisoners of the hulk PHOENIX in Sydney (4CD Set)

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Indexes to Prisoners on the hulk PHOENIX, moored in Lavender Bay, Sydney from 1825 until 1837

4 CD Set

Prisoners Received: 20 Aug 1825 – 30 Jan 1837 – over 7600 names

Transportation Entrance Books: 18 Jan 1833 – 7 Sept 1848 – over 3600 names

Transportation Books: 1 Jan 1831 – 9 Feb 1847 – over 7000 names

Prisoners Discharged: Sept 1825 – Nov 1836 – over 6500 names.

HM Hulk Phoenix was used to house prisoners at Lavender Bay after she was damaged on the Sow and Pigs Reef just inside the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Between the years 1824 and 1837, the Hulk housed those convicted of colonial offences who were awaiting transportation to, or returning from, other penal settlements. Prisoners included not only reoffending convicts (including a few women), but also men who were born in the colony or may have been free settlers. There were soldiers who had faced court martial (either in the colony or in colonies overseas), and some held on board were witnesses to criminal cases. Up to 260 prisoners could be held on board at one time. In 1837 the Hulk was decommissioned with just 26 prisoners on board. After that time the prisoners were housed at HM Gaol in Sydney.

Four SRNSW microfilms were indexed by Convict Connections – Reels 819; 820; 821; 822.

Index to SRNSW Reel 819     

Prisoners received 20 August 1825 to 30 January 1837

 Index to SRNSW Reel 820

Transportation Entrance Books 18 January 1833 to 7 September 1848

Index to SRNSW Reel 821

Transportation Books 1 Jan 1831- 9 Feb 1847 & Description Books 1831, 1833-1837

Index to SRNSW Reel 822

Prisoners discharged Sep 1825 – Nov 1836