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Edward Currie

Edward Currie, one of 186 convicts transported on the Lord Goderich, 26 June 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Currie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Painter's boy
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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Goderich
Departure date: 26th June, 1841
Arrival date: 18th November, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 185 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 353 (178). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 wrote:

Edward CURRIE was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 15 March 1841 for theft of a shawl. Previous convictions and 12 mths served in gaol.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Lord Goderich” arriving 18 Nov. 1841.

Aged 17yrs; single man; a painter; Protestant; can read & write; 5’1 1/2” height; fair complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland (ref. Convict records)

Colony of VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period
First station gang - “Lovely Banks’ (a large estate, north of Hobart)
1842: J. Smith, Campbell Town
1844: Perth, VDL.
1844: W. Archer, “Brickendon”, Longford
1845: Capt Ritchie, Perth, VDL.
24 May 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
25 April 1848: Free Certificate issued.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 made the following changes:

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