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Edward Chapman

Edward Chapman, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward 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 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 64
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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D Wong on 3rd September, 2019 wrote:

iain Frazier on 21st August, 2019 wrote:

Edward was born about 1717.  He was a sawyer of Northampton when sentenced for 7 years then sent to NSW on MORLEY in 1815 (*this should read 1818*).  He was described as fair pale, hair brown, eyes blue 5’8.25”.
He was recorded at musters 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825.
In 1822 he was at Newcastle and became a labourer Free by Servitude by 1823.
By 1830 he was a sawyer at Newcastle.


Maureen Withey on 25th May, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

CHAPMAN, Edward. Per “Morley”, 1818.

1822 May 8
On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.18)
1822 May 15
Re assignment to Mr Platt (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.289)
1823 Oct 4
On list of convicts employed by J L Platt of Hunter River (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.200)

NSW Convict Index.
Edward Chapman, Morley, 1818, Certificate of Freedom, 25 July 1824. 120/2395.

Maureen Withey on 25th May, 2021 wrote:

On Monday was committed to the county gaol, Edward Chapman, charged with setting fire to the dwelling house of Emma Gardiner, …
Northampton Mercury, 3 May 1817.


Northampton Assizes.
Edward Chapman, for setting fire to the dwelling house of Emma Gardiner, of Silverstone.β€”To be transported for seven years.
Stamford Mercury, 25 July 1817.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 25th May, 2021 made the following changes:


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