Warrants and Letters relating to Criminals
Between 1615 and 1776, English courts sent almost 55,000 convicts to the American colonies. Of these, approximately 20,000 and 22,000 were sent to Virginia and Maryland respectively.
You may use this to search for pardons, remissions and commutations for criminals in England in the year 1771.
Search terms may be name, crime, sentence, or place of trial/confinement.
Roberts, Richard Arthur, Ed., Calendar of Home Office Papers of the Reign of George III, 1770-1772, Preserved in the Public Record Office (Nendeln, Lichtenstein: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1967) First Published London: HMSO, 1881.
More information about transported criminals can be found in:
Emigrants in Chains
The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775
English Convicts in Colonial America, 1617-1775