Free Settlers' Papers
This small series, spanning the years 1828 to 1848, contains information relating to the relatives of transported convicts who were emigrated to join their convict relative at the expense of government.
There is no separate hard copy finding aid and access to the information is through use of the transportation database.
The following pages are an online version of the article, Sources in the National Archives for research into the transportation of Irish convicts to Australia (1791-1853) by Rena Lohan. The complete printed version with illustrative examples of the document types mentioned, appears in Irish Archives, the Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, Spring 1996.
A large amount of related material may also be found in Sources in the National Archives for researching the Great Famine