The King’s Passengers to Maryland and Virginia

By: Peter Wilson Coldham

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Book Details: 464 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 464 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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Nearly 400 convict ships carrying 50,000 men, women and children left British waters bound for the southern colonies of America where their human cargos were sold. With remarkably few exceptions the transportation ships frequented the ports of Chesapeake

Title: The King’s Passengers to Maryland and Virginia

Author: Peter Wilson Coldham

Categories: Maryland,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

ISBN Number: 1585495824

ISBN Number 13: 9781585495825

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 464 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 464 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: C0582

Description: Nearly 400 convict ships carrying 50,000 men, women and children left British waters bound for the southern colonies of America where their human cargos were sold. With remarkably few exceptions the transportation ships frequented the ports of Chesapeake Bay where, for almost 100 years, facilities had been developed for the reception and sale of convicted prisoners. This tidal wave of involuntary laborers became known, officially and informally, as "His Majesty's Seven-Year Passengers": they have been characterized as the largest body of identifiable emigrants ever recorded but until now no attempt has been made to bring together the hundreds of individual passenger lists which survive in English and American archives. Some 25,000 passengers are listed here. They are shown alphabetically by surname and in the order of the English cities or counties where they were condemned. A comprehensive list of convict "runaways" has been compiled from contemporary Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania newspapers and cross-referenced to the passenger lists. A separate section is devoted to the later careers in the colonies of twenty known felons from England, including one for whom there is some evidence of royal descent.
464 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 464 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

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