TheGenealogist has just released over 90,000 criminal records which cover indictable offences in England and Wales between 1782 and 1892. The records also uniquely cover prisoners ‘pardoned’ and those classed as ‘criminal lunatics’. This creates a significant collection of Transportation and Convict records of nearly 500,000 records.
It’s a useful resource if you had an ancestor who fell foul of the law and paid the consequences!
There’s more details available at http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/news.php#latest