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Chartist Ancestors: welcome to the site
Chartist conferences and conventions
of Scottish delegates, 1839
and assembly, 1848
Confrontation: we name those involved
Newport rebellion, 1839
A march on Newport ends in bloodshed and defeat.
riots at Newport, 1839
Frost defence fund,
General strike, 1842
The events of 10 April 1848
The Orange Tree
Lyne rising, 1848
Chartist crime and punishment
Lots of Chartist names
Policing the Chartists
London police officers sent to Birmingham in 1839
Lancaster trial, 1843
on trial, 1848
Chartist land plan
A major new addition to the site with 5,000+ names
Chartist land company
Find the names of Lancashire radicals who put their money towards the Chartist land colonies.
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1,120 names
Bacup - 500 names
Bolton - 781 names
Bury - 639 names
Colne - 254 names
Oldham - 219 names
Preston - 215 names
Rochdale - 285 names
Salford - 350 names
Stalybridge - 643 names
Wigan - 69 names
More names to help research your family history
Women Chartists in Scotland
Chartist women's names and a map of Female Chartist Associations in Scotland
Mary Ann Walker
and Susanna Inge
Interviews with Chartist historians
Paul Pickering on Feargus O'Connor
Chartism in the localities
Grassroots Chartism: Includes lists of Chartists
Ashton under Lyne
Rare survivals from the 1840s
Chartist memorabilia and ephemera
See Chartist membership cards, commemorative medals and more
Chartism's international dimension
Exiles through choice or judicial process
Chartists in America
Transported to Australia
Chartists in Australia
History research toolkit
Local and family history groups: full UK list
Local records offices in England and Wales
Local records offices in Scotland
Chartism on the map
Click on a symbol to find out more
Chartist organisations and newspapers
What did they stand for, who supported them?
London Working Men's Association and the East London Democratic Association - Chartism's radical London roots in 1836-37.
The Northern Star in numbers - statistics on the issues and people reported in the Chartist press.
How to read the Northern Star - making sense of the most important Chartist newspaper.
The Charter - the voice of London Chartism, 1839-40.
Red Republican - the 1850 move towards socialism.
Friend of the People - after the Red Republican.
People's Charter Union and the Cause of the People - Moral force Chartism revived in 1848.
Chartist names: some really useful lists
Chartist executives, 1840-58 - members of the National Charter Association's national executives.
Chase's index - names from Chartism: A New History.
Gammage's index - from the first history of Chartism.
Red Republican subscribers - supporters of the paper.
Friend of the People supporters - supporters of the paper.
Chartist children - 1,643 children named after Chartist leaders. Index of names.
General Strike 1842 - delegates and activists.
Trafalgar Square rioters, 1848 - all those arrested.
The Ingraham Testimonial Fund - 450 subscribers to a post-Chartist cause backed by prominent Chartists.
Chartist life stories
Brief lives - mini-biographies of ordinary Chartists.
Where are they now - Chartist graves.
Obits and pieces - from the Chartist newspapers.
John Arnott - NCA general secretary.
Peter Bussey - Bradford Chartist who fled to America.
Matthew Fletcher - Bury's delegate to the First Chartist Convention.
John Frost - Newport Chartism's rebel leader.
Henry Hetherington - radical publisher, campaigner against newspaper taxes and London Chartist
Robert Knox, County Durham's delegate to the First Chartist Convention.
William Lovett, author of the People's Charter.
Robert Lowery - trade union activist, and Newcastle's delegate to the First Chartist Convention
Benjamin Lucraft - a Victorian radical.
Peter Murray McDouall - leading Chartist activist, exiled and twice imprisoned.
Thomas Clutton Salt of the Birmingham Political Union.
William Villiers Sankey - Edinburgh's aristocratic delegate to the First Chartist Convention.
John Skevington - prominent Leicestershire Chartist
Thomas Rayner Smart - "Veteran Patriot" and delegate to the First Chartist Convention.
Mary Ann Walker and Susanna Inge - leading lights in the City of London Female Chartist Association.
Variations on Chartism
Alternative routes to democracy
Chartist land plan - Who was allocated land?
Chartists - Sober politics.