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True, Ransom B. [*,0,0 ''Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginia 1607-1660'']. Richmond: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1982. (FHL fiche 6331352.) This work lists every name in pre-1660 Virginia court records.
Tardif, Phillip. [ ''Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls: Convict Women in Van Diemen's Land, 1803-1829''] (Tasmania). North Ryde, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1990. (FHL book 994.6 D3t.)
Court records are valuable in establishing origins—especially when the emigrant ancestor was involved as a plaintiff, defendant, or witness. More than 50,000 English immigrants to colonial America and 150,000 to Australia were exiled convicts. Courts watched such immigrants closely.
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