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Re: John Halford.
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 31 May 17 09:23 BST (UK) »
I'm not an expert, but this shows that Maryland was a common destination:
http://www.earlyamericancrime.com/convict-transportation/business-of-transportation/maryland-and-virginia

There are probably records online that will shed light on his court case etc. The Dorchester Quarter Session Order Book is on Ancestry, for instance, and shows that the gaol keeper at Dorchester was paid 15 guineas to take the prisoners (incl John) to Bristol port.

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Re: John Halford.
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 31 May 17 12:36 BST (UK) »
John Alford (fourth spelling!) of the 16th Light Dragoons was discharged from Chelsea Hospital on 29th Feb 1816. The original entry can be seen on Fold3 (it costs but you can get a free temporary membership):https://www.fold3.com/image/582568078/?xid=1022

Richard
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