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Esther Ashby

Esther Ashby, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, August 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Esther Ashby
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 4th October, 1821
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Bad notes
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: August, 1816
Arrival date: 24th February, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 102 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 277 (140)
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 12th September, 2017 wrote:

20/4/1816 Oxford Journal Oxfordshire, England:
WARWICK ASSIZES, Tuesday, April 9
Esther Ashby, for putting off eight counterfeit Bank of England notes.

Esther Morris married Thomas Ashby (Sir William Bensley 1817) on 24/6/1802 at St Martins, Birmingham - they had 4 children.

Esther arrived with the 4 children, then had 4 more children in Australia.

4/10/1821: Esther died aged 47 and was buried at St Johns, Parramatta.
In memory of
Wife of
Died 4th October 1821
Aged 47 years
Also MARY ANNE daughter
Died 23rd April 1841
aged 22 years
Died 28th May 1857
aged 87 years

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th October, 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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