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From: charles <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Convicts to America
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
Susan and others:
There was an article in the NEHGS "Nexus" about indentures, which would probably answer most if not all of your questions. I don't know when the article ran or if the Nexus was indexed. I do remember that the article stated that they found an indenture for a 5-year-old child.
In researching the film for Essex Co., MA deeds, I ran run into some indenture but didn't have the time to read any.
wrote: There was some diiscussion on the list a short while ago about indentured
The following link is a short list of some who were found guilty of a crime
(grand larceny) and were to be transported to America. It also gives the
length of their sentence.
It was the outbreak of the Revolution which stopped hte transpoirting of
convicts to America.
I found it interesting that the term of servitude for an indentured srevant
was usually 7 years, and the term of "incarceration", if not a life sentence,
was 7 years.
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