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Emanuel Brace

Emanuel Brace, one of 200 convicts transported on the Camden, 21 September 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Emanuel Brace
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Basketmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Camden
Departure date: 21st September, 1832
Arrival date: 18th February, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 421 (211)
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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Anonymous on 11th April, 2012 wrote:

8/9/1831: Acquitted of stealing flour.
20/3/1832: Charged with Pocket picking - 1 watch 21s, 3 seals 1/- and 1 watch key 1s., from Wlilliam Gregory.

Also on 20/3/1832: Along with 10 year old Thomas Pearce they6 stole 2 fishing rods, value 12s., from Jonathan Sparkhall.  Pearce was foun d guilty, whipped and discharged.  Brace - Guilty, transported for 7 years.  He was 16 years old.

June 1837: TOL District: Windsor.
6/5/1839: COF District: Port Macquarie.
7/1/1852: COF.

Edward Brace was one of three absconders implicated in the death of Robert Wardell in 1834.  The other two were hanged, but Brace excaped his fate by informing on the other two.  He was 18.

Description: Basket Maker, Born Hertfordshire, 5’ 1/2" tall, fair and little freckled complexion, brown hair and eyes and a scar on the left eyebrow.

23/8/1834: Absconded from Adam Wilson, Lane Cove since August 3rd.Gaz.

16/10/1839 - Found guilty of stealing, was sentenced to serve 2 years to an iron gang.

27/9/1841: Arrested - He was lodging with Mr. Wilson, when charged with stealing china and glassware with John Harrison from Mr. Coten’s shop in George Street.

5101847: Drunk, kicked the child of a Constable, escaped punishment.

He married Ester Rowen in 1841 at St. Lawrence’s Sydney.  They had 5 children.

13/10/1858: In the Sydney Morning Herald - ‘James’ Emanuel Brace murdered his wife Ester Brace, he apparently hit her with a hammer.  They were both heavy drinkers, and in the report it mentions his son Joseph was present.  Joseph is one of the children named in the nsw bdm, which makes me think this is the same Emanuel Brace.  He was found Not Guilty and discharged.

David Alexander on 22nd January, 2016 wrote:

An accomplice in the murder of Robert Wardell on his estate ay Petersham about 1830. Turned informer, he escaped execution but the other two were hanged.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 11th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816-00-00, gender m

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