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    Default Bermudan Prison c1850s

    Hi all.
    I have a document relating to an individual who was released from Borz(?) Island Prison 540.
    I think it is in Bermuda.
    Can anyone shed any light on this place?
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    Dowd

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    It's more usually spelled Boaz Island. If you try googling that you'll find lots of info. Sorry, I have to head for bed now, otherwise would say more.

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    Thats a start thanks.Sweet dreams x !

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    Try The National Archives
    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...ssmethod=4&j=1
    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...Gsm=2008-08-08


    Though it is still a bit far from your location it is nearer than Bermuda.

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    Jill Chambers in her article on 'Prison hulks in Bermuda' mentions the opening of Boaz Island prison and the transfer of convicts there from the hulks:

    http://www.
    swingriotsriotersblacksheepsearch.com/index.php?p=1_20_-Prison-Hulks-in-Bermuda

    See also Brenda Mortimer's 'Prisoners in paradise' (an article from Ancestors magazine):

    http://
    issuu.com/penandsword/docs/prisonersinparadise/1

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    Thanks for the links.
    Dowd

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