Source Information

Ancestry.com. England, Criminal Lunatic Asylum Registers, 1820-1843 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Home Office. Prisons Correspondence and Papers, Series HO 20. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.

About England, Criminal Lunatic Asylum Registers, 1820-1843

These records include original in-letters, reports of inspectors, etc., relating to the administration of convict, ship and local prisons and to their inmates. The series includes papers relating to criminal lunatics at Bethlem Hospital, 1823 to 1835, and a journal of the prison ship Mandarin, 1843.

Records may include name, residence, age, trial or conviction details, crime, and similar details. Many of the records are correspondence dealing with prison administration.