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Index to Convict Applications for Permission to Marry 1829-1857 (Tasmania)

Type
website
Publisher
Archives Office of Tasmania
Description
People who were convicts in Tasmania were not permitted to marry either each other or free people without approval from the Convict Department authorities. The index contains entries for most (but not all) people during the period 1829 to 1857. The actual applications have not survived and registers (CON45, CON52) have been the source for this index. These registers have a two-line entry for each application. The information listed is: applicant's surname and given name; an extra identifier (if two convicts arrived on the same ship and had the same name); the name of the ship the convict arrived on, or 'free' if the person was not a convict; the date of the application; the reference number for the application; the reference number for the marriage record if this has been included.
Coverage
1829-1857
keywords
Tasmania, convicts, convict, marriage

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