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Bedford Chapman

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bedford Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 6 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 6 years
Ship: Edwin Fox
Departure date: 24th August, 1858
Arrival date: 20th November, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 283 other convicts


Primary source: Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914'
Source description:

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Community Contributions

iain Frazier on 21st August, 2019 wrote:

Bedford was born about 1834.
He was a shoemaker single illiterate Protestant when convicted at court martial Nova Scotia for desertion & sentenced to 6 years.
Bedford arrived at Fremantle Western Australia in 1858 on EDWIN FOX.
He received his Ticket of Leave in 1860 and worked for self in Perth.  He received his Conditional Pardon in 1861.
In 1882 he moved to Melbourne.

Convict Changes History

iain Frazier on 21st August, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 6 years, voyage, source: Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' (prev. ), firstname: Bedford, surname: Chapman, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupatio

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