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Edward Ayton, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blenheim, 11 March 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 6
||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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D Wong on 22nd February, 2015 wrote:
Edward was 27 years old when transported for being in possession of stolen wool.
Edward was married to Sarah Ram and had 3 children.
15/1/1840: Constable ~ neglect of duty, to be dismissed.
2/9/1840: Still a Constable
23/3/1841: Constable: misconduct in being absent from his station – to be sent to the interior.
Later he set up a coach run from Nile to Deloraine.
Married Mary Ann Moss/Hill – Mary Ann was the daughter of Edward Moss (Sarah 1837) – she married George Hill in 1849 and had 2 daughters – George died – then she married Edward Ayton – had 1 daughter in 1856 and then Mary Ann died a few days later – child died at 6 months.
Married Hannah Woolnough (a free settler) 1 child, Edward Henry.
Owned the Nile Hotel and 320 acres at Cressy, also a property called Calstock near Deloraine.
1875: Edward died and was buried at the Evandale Cemetery near Launceston.
D Wong on 25th September, 2016 wrote:
1862: Robert AYTON arrived in 1862 by assisted immigration on the ”Black Swan” after his uncle Edward AYTON was transported as a convict in 1837
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 22nd February, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime