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Ambrose Aldridge

Ambrose Aldridge, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 29 September 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ambrose Aldridge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th September, 1819
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 29th September, 1818
Arrival date: 4th March, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 109 (56)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Tony Beale on 2nd May, 2020 wrote:

UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849 for Ambrose Aldridge
Justitia Register 1803-1836
Ambrose Aldridge convicted at Guildford Assizes on 6/8/1818 and was placed on the prison hulk Justitica moored at Woolwich, which is on the Thames. Convicted of stealing a rope. Stated age 57.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for Ambrose Aldridge
Bound Indentures 1818-1819
5’ 7” hair brown eyes grey age 57 from Vauxhall near london.

Tasmanian Libraries - Gaol record
Tried 6/8/1818 7y. Drowned 24/9/1819

Tasmania Libraries
Ambrose Aldridge died 24/9/1819 in Tasmania age 55 from the Surrey. Death record states verdict accidental.

The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter (Tas. : 1816 - 1821)  Sat 25 Sep 1819 Page 2
Yesterday, about one o’clock in the afternoon, a most melancholy accident occurred on the Derwent. A ferryboat, the property of U. Allendar, was returning from Hobart Town to Kangaroo Point, with the two boatmen, George Hatton and John Ambridge (WAS ACTUALLY AMBROSE ALDRIDGE), and a passenger named Benjamin Briscoe, a settler at Clarence Plains: owing to the boisterous and stormy weather which prevailed the whole of the day, when near the point the boat became unmanageable, and suddenly went down;when the whole were unfortunately drowned.
The sad disaster was seen by persons in another boat; but from the instantaneous manner in
which it took place, they could render them no assistance. We have the distressing task
to add, that Benjamin Briscoe has left a wife and a large infant family to deplore the loss of their parent. The body of Ambridge (ALDRIDGE), and the boat, shattered to pieces, were picked up this afternoon as far up the river as New-town

The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter (Tas. : 1816 - 1821)  Sat 2 Oct 1819 Page 2
In our report last week of the melancholy accident of the three men who were unfortunately drowned in crossing the Derwent River in Allender’s ferryboat, we stated the name of the man whose body was afterwards picked up, to be John Ambridge, instead of Ambrose Aldridge. An Inquestion was taken upon his body on Monday; and a verdict of courts returned of Accidental Death. - We have not heard that either of the bodies of the other two men have been yet found.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 2nd May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1761 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th September, 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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