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Edward Britton

Edward Britton, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Britton
Aliases: Britton, Edmund (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 73 years

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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 446
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

Anonymous on 14th June, 2012 wrote:

Edward’s name was Edmund.  He was 56 years old when he arrived in VDL and was transported for receiving stolen wool.  Edmund was a widower with 9 children.  He had light blue eyes, brown and grey hair, was 63.5cm tall and was born in Beecham Wells.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr W Nicholls.

25/1/1839: TOL
10/7/1841: COF
Edmund died in Hobart 1851.

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 wrote:

John BRITTON co-convicted on the same charge of stealing wool and transported on the same ship (?brother or relative)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1778-00-00, date of death 1851-00-00

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Britton, Edmund (alias) (prev. Britton, Edmund (Alias))

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