FOLLOW SUFFOLK’S WINDING CONVICT TRAIL
Suffolk Record Office has archives relating to Margaret Catchpole.
Ipswich Museums has Margaret Catchpole-related collections, including a romanticised painting of her attributed to Reverend Richard Cobbold, c1840, hanging in Christchurch Mansion.
Mildenhall Museum holds Richard Deeks’ book with a full list of Suffolk convicts transported, from whence and why.
Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough councils have copies of punishment lists of transported convicts.
A chamber opera, Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart, based on Richard Cobbold’s novel, will be staged on July 5, 2019 (the bicentenary of her death) at the Britten Studio, Snape, near Aldeburgh.
The Cobbold Family History Trust (cobboldfht.com) holds extensive archives on Margaret Catchpole.