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Edwin Archer

Edwin Archer, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edwin Archer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1853
Age: 50 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 15 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 359 (181)
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

D Wong on 1st November, 2012 wrote:

Edwin Archer was 40 years old when transported for the manslaughter of George Green.  They were drunk and got into a quarrel when Edwin stabbed him 4 times with his pocketknife.

Edwin was 5’8” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, could read and write, married with 2 children and his native place was Alcester.

Station of gang: Maria Island
15/10/1845: Emerged from Gang.
26/11/1850: TOL
30/12/1851: Recommended for a CP

25/2/1853: Died at Ben Lomand, Morven, Tasmania.

Edwin Archer, a servant in the employ of John Youl Esq., was with Richard Clay fencing some land on the estate.  Archer asked Clay to fell a tree to get some brush to put between the logs in the fence.  As the tree came down some of the limbs struck Archer in the neck, rupturing several blood vessels.  Archer died soon after.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, date of death 1853, gender, occupation, crime

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