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Edward Camel, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 4
||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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Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2021 wrote:
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