Sentenced to Hell, by J Richard Williams

Sentenced to Hell, by J Richard Williams
Sentenced to Hell, by J Richard Williams, subtitled 'The story of men and women transported from North Wales 1730-1878'

Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2011, 176 pages. Paperback (N6565X1)

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From the rear side cover: Between 1730 and 1878 men and women from Anglesey, Caernarfon, Merioneth, Denbigh and Flint, many of whom had committed 'crimes' because they were desperately poor and hungry, were Sentenced to Hell - that is, they were sentenced to be transported from their native land to Australia or America. How did they get there? How old were they? What had they done to deserve their fate? What happened to them when they got there? Were they all men? And did any of them escape? J. Richard Williams has the answers to these questions, and more, in this book, which does not always make for comfortable reading...

William R. Lewis says: The story of the transportees is a tragic and moving tale which, unfortunately, has been largely overlooked by modern Welsh historians. Richard Williams, by recounting their plight, has made a significant contribution to our understanding of life in nineteenth­century north Wales. His thoroughly­researched work is a fitting memorial to the banished and, until the publication of this book, the forgotten.

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