American Prisoners of War during the War of 1812: Birth, Death, and Parole Records


This is a transcription of miscellaneous American prisoner of war records from the War of 1812 which were compiled from copies of the General Entry Book of American Prisoners of War ledgers of the British Admiralty made by the Public Records Office in London, Great Britain (ADM 103 series).

This volume contains information from certificates of birth from American sailors and certificates of death of Americans who died in these same depots. Also included in this volume are parole records from Ashburton, England. The General Entry Book for this facility is missing. Finally, there is information from prisoner of war records of Americans who were paroled in Sierra Leone, Africa; information on the only known Americans who were interned in the Norman Cross Depot; parole of honor information on the officers and men from the US Frigate Essex; information on the deaths of six American children who died on prison ships in the City of Quebec; and information on twelve additional Americans who died at Halifax.

These documents supplement the information which is found on certain American prisoners of war; information which is listed in many of the other prisoner of war ledgers. A total of 1,036 Americans are listed in this volume.

Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of seven veterans of the War of 1812, and he is the past president of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio (2008–2011). He is currently the Registrar General for the General Society of the War of 1812, and has served as the Historian General (2011–2014) and the Archivist General (2014–2017) for this society.

Eric Eugene Johnson

2022, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 78 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425363