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Coldham, Peter Wilson

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Works: 6,995 works in 7,221 publications in 2 languages and 16,287 library holdings
Genres: Genealogy  History  Registers (Lists)  Sources  Passenger lists  Claims  Biography 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
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Most widely held works by Peter Wilson Coldham
The complete book of emigrants by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emigrants in chains : a social history of forced emigration to the Americas of felons, destitute children, political and religious non-conformists, vagabonds, beggars and other undesirables, 1607-1776 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forced emigration of convicts, destitute persons and children, "undesirables", and non-conformists from England to the Americas
The complete book of emigrants in bondage, 1614-1775 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English estates of American colonists : American wills and administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1699 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonded passengers to America by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indentured persons or convicts conscripted from English prisons and poor houses to come to the America to work as bonded workers
The complete book of emigrants, 1751-1776 : a comprehensive listing compiled from English public records of those who took ship to the Americas for political, religious, and economic reasons ; of those who were deported for vagrancy, roguery, or non-conformity ; and of those who were sold to labour in the new colonies by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voluntary emigration from the British Isles to the American plantations went into a steep decline after the year 1750, only to rise again sharply from 1770 and to reach epidemic proportions by 1773, a year of great economic hardship in Britain. Involuntary emigration, on the other hand, the forced transportation of criminals of almost every degree, rose sharply during the period, from a yearly total of 500 in 1750 to 1000 in 1774-75, showing that English jails continued to provide a numerous and regular source of labor for the colonies."
The Bristol registers of servants sent to foreign plantations, 1654-1686 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1654 the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance requiring that a register of servants destined for the colonies be kept, the purpose being to prevent the practice of dumping innocent youths into servitude. The registers, covering the period 1654 to 1686, are the largest body of indenture records known, and they also are a unique record of English emigration to the American colonies" -- publisher website (December 2007)
American loyalist claims by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child apprentices in America : from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists of children raised in Christ's Hospital, a London orphanage, and apprenticed to work in the American Colonies
American wills & administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of many abstracts and listings of wills from England and Wales regarding persons who emigrated to the American colonies
English adventurers and emigrants, 1609-1660 : abstracts of examinations in the High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial America by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases brought before the High Court of Admiralty involving court cases involving ships which reflect the individual hands who signed onto those ships sailing to Colonial America
American migrations, 1765-1799 : the lives, times, and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondence by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given in memory of Betty Gelber by the Texas Research Ramblers
Emigrants from England to the American colonies, 1773-1776 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English convicts in colonial America by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

in English and Multiple languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settlers of Maryland by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American wills proved in London, 1611-1775 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Mayor's Court of London : depositions relating to Americans, 1641-1736 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English estates of American settlers : American wills and administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1800-1858 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete book of emigrants, 1607-1660 by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive listing compiled from English Public Records of those who took ship to the Americas for political, religious, and economic reasons; of those who were deported for vagrancy, roguery, or non-conformity; and of those who were sold to labour in the New Colonies
English adventurers and emigrants, 1661-1733 : abstracts of examinations in the High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial America by Peter Wilson Coldham( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases brought before the English High Court of Admiralty Examinations involving shipping, and those hands who had signed on to those ships bound for Colonial America
 
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The complete book of emigrants The complete book of emigrants, 1751-1776 : a comprehensive listing compiled from English public records of those who took ship to the Americas for political, religious, and economic reasons ; of those who were deported for vagrancy, roguery, or non-conformity ; and of those who were sold to labour in the new colonies The complete book of emigrants, 1607-1660
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Emigrants in chains : a social history of forced emigration to the Americas of felons, destitute children, political and religious non-conformists, vagabonds, beggars and other undesirables, 1607-1776The complete book of emigrants in bondage, 1614-1775The complete book of emigrants, 1751-1776 : a comprehensive listing compiled from English public records of those who took ship to the Americas for political, religious, and economic reasons ; of those who were deported for vagrancy, roguery, or non-conformity ; and of those who were sold to labour in the new coloniesChild apprentices in America : from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778American wills & administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857English adventurers and emigrants, 1609-1660 : abstracts of examinations in the High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial AmericaAmerican migrations, 1765-1799 : the lives, times, and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondenceSettlers of Maryland
Alternative Names
Coldham, Peter W.

Peter Wilson Coldham British genealogist

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