More Emigrants in Bondage 1614-1775

$ 28.00

Author: Peter W. Coldham

Published: 2002

Paperback, 219 pages

Condition: New

The original volume of "Emigrants in Bondage" published in 1988 acknowledged that there were some notable omissions from the list of transported felons then printed, which remained to be researched and remedied. The Supplement of 1992 began to supply the omissions, but now with the publication of "More Emigrants in Bondage," Mr. Coldham has closed the remaining gaps. Altogether there are some 9,000 new and amended records in this important new work, which is  arranged and annotated in the same way as the parent volume. To the original list of 50,000 records, these additions come as a windfall, arising from the availability of previously closed archival resources and the re-examination of conventional transportation records such as Assize Court records, Circuit Court records, and the quaintly-named Sheriffs' Cravings, to which can be added newspapers and printed memoirs. The addition of 9,000 records to the canon makes this the most important list of ships' passengers to be published in years. Whether as a list of additions or corrections, this new work is an indispensable tool in the researcher's arsenal, and anyone using the parent volume and supplement cannot possibly ignore this volume.