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Edward Armstrong

Edward Armstrong, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Armstrong
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 165 (84)
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 30th September, 2018 wrote:

Edward Armstrong was 20 years old on arrival - native place: Liverpool

Edward was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’2½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair and eyes, eyebrows meeting, scar and pockpit on centre of forehead, mole on right side of neck, scar on right elbow, E x A inside left elbow, scar between the fore and middle fingers of left hand.

1846: TOL Braidwood
June 1847: TOL revoked for drunkenness - Braidwood Bench.

1848: TOL Yass
June 1851: TOL revoked

24/7/1854 Sydney Morning Herald:
Edward Armstrong, a convict, was brought up, charged with being illegally at large.  He was sentenced, on the 22nd July, 1839, to 15 years’ transportation, and consequently would have been free this day, had he not absconded.  He had been at large since May 31, 1851.  Remanded until Monday Morning. No outcome found.

1855: TOL Scone
5/2/1857: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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