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Edward Allen

Edward Allen, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st July, 1783
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 29th November, 1865
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 308 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 380. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 632). UK Prison Hulk Register (HO9/8)
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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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 14th December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Edward married Sarah Cooling/Cowling 24th January 1814 at Windsor.
Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Cowling (Convict, 1792, “Pitt”) and Eleanor Mary Bryan (Convict, 1793, “Sugar Cane”).
The couple had 7 children between 1816 and 1839.
They are listed in the 1814 Muster:
[Ref 0279 page 8] Edward Allen, Fortune, Off Stores, Landholder.
[Ref 1495 page 35] Sarah Allen, born here, off stores, wife to Edward Allen.

Denis Pember on 14th December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty and Johnson; 1828 census of New South Wales:
Page 32…
[Ref A0292] Allen, Edward,45, FS, Fortune, 1805, 7 years a farmer at Richmond.
[Ref A0293] Allen, Sarah, 33, born in the colony.
[Ref A0294] Allen, Mary A., 12, born in the colony.
[Ref A0293] Allen, Charles, 9, born in the colony.
[Ref A0292] Allen, Isaac, 6, born in the colony.
[Ref A0292] Allen, Edward, 1, born in the colony.

Nadine Allen on 2nd February, 2019 wrote:

Edward stole a handkerchief.
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: Edward Allen
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1784
Date of Trial: 28 Oct 1802
Trial Year: 1802
Location of Trial: Middlesex, England
Sentence: Transportation
Crime: See Image
Date of Execution or Release: See Image
Source Citation
Class: HO 26; Piece: 8; Page: 4

Source Information
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:
Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales; Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies, Series HO 26 and HO 27; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Edward married a fellow convict namely Sarah Cooling on 24 Jan 1814 at St Matthew’s Church, Windsor, NSW, Australia.  They had at least x7 children together.

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2019 wrote:

Prison Hulk ship Captivity moored at Portsmouth, aged 17, Received 9 November 1803, Offence: GLy (Grand Larceny), How disposed of: Fortune 9 Jan 1806

Convict Indents: Convicted 24 March 1803 at Warwick, Warwickshire, England, ship Fortune

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 12th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th November, 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Nadine Allen on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: July, 1783 (prev. 1780), crime

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 380. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 632). UK Prison Hulk Register (HO9/8) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Pr

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