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Edward Camel

Edward Camel, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Camel
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Oxford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 4
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

Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2021 wrote:

National Archives.

HO 17/54/711831 Jan 25 - 1835 July 31

Prisoner name: John Jacobs, James Town, Edward Camel and Joseph Ring.

Prisoner age: Jacobs aged 27 years, Town aged 34 years, Camel aged 24 years, Ring aged 23 years.

Prisoner occupation: Labourers.

Court and date of trial: Oxford Quarter Sessions, January 1831.

Crime: Riot and machine breaking. Destroying a threshing machine at Little Milton on 23 November 1830, the property of James Wells, farmer.

Initial sentence: Seven years transportation (all convicts).

Gaoler’s report: Characters good.

Petitioner(s): 111 inhabitants of Stadhampton [Oxfordshire]; 175 inhabitants of Stadhampton; employer and one other; Edward Camel Senior (father of convict Camel) with 10 inhabitants of Stadhampton.

Grounds for clemency: Convicts were all honest men; first offence; they did not realise the seriousness of the offence; machine breaking previously punished only by imprisonment, not by transportation.

Other papers: Letter from George Eyre of Ewelme, near Wallingford [Oxfordshire] transmitting a petition. Letter from W Ashurst of Waterstock [Oxfordshire] transmitting a petition. Letter from Edward Franklin of [Arutt Farm] confirming that James Town worked for him as a labourer and providing a character reference on his behalf.

Additional Information: Convict Camel is in Van Diemen’s Land in 1835.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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