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Edward Canham

Edward Canham, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Canham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/sower
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 wrote:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Edward Canham, for stealing a mare from the field of Mr. John Lown, of Screveton, Notts.

Edward Canham was 34 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

Edward was illiterate, married-no children listed, 5’7½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, several small marks at right side of chin.

Assigned to W. Cape, Brisbane Waters.

1837: TOL Brisbane Water.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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