01 September 2005

convict transportation

we have established that less than 50% of britain's transported convicts were sent to australia and that the rest were sent to the americas and rhe carribean.

now i'm looking for the figures for exactly how many went to virginia and maryland and the other north american colonies.

this article below is amusing in its insistence that whilst yes they did receive some felons, they were not really' felons', orthey were _good_ felons...

yeah right guys

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Some of the men at that time brought into Virginia from New York as convicts were felons only in the eye of martial law. Thus, previous to the year 1665, the English invaders of Long Island attacked New Amstel on South River. Many of the Dutch colonists they sold as slaves in Virginia.3

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It would not be safe to reckon the total of involuntary emigrants sent forth from the Old Bailey alone as less than 10,000 between 1717 and 1775.

http://dinsdoc.com/butler-1.htm
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