American Prisoners of War Paroled at Dartmouth, Halifax, Jamaica and Odiham during the War of 1812


This is a transcription of prisoner of war records of American officers, warrant officers and senior mates from the U.S. Navy, privateers and merchant vessels (plus some civilians) who were paroled by the British Empire at parole stations located at Dartmouth and Odiham in England, at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, and in Jamaica, West Indies, during the War of 1812. There are also some U.S. Army, U.S. Volunteers and militia officers included in these transcriptions.

This volume was compiled from a copy of the microfilm of Miscellaneous Lists and Material of the British Admiralty housed at the Public Record Office in London, Great Britain. Once the senior naval personnel were processed at a prisoner of war facility, most of these personnel were sent to a parole station. Besides the four parole stations listed above, there were also two other locations at Ashburton and Reading in England where the records have not survived. The officers were issued certificates of parole which permitted them to live away from the prisoner of war facilities until they were either exchanged for a British officer or sent home at war’s end. There are a total of 1,234 names recorded in the four ledgers for Dartmouth, Halifax, Jamaica and Odiham.

Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of five 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 Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812 and has served as the Historian General (2011–2014) for this society.

Eric Eugene Johnson

2016, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 146 pp.

ISBN: 9780788456886