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Edward (the Younger) Cushing

Edward Cushing (The younger), one of 216 convicts transported on the Lotus, 20 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward (the Younger) Cushing
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lotus
Departure date: 20th December, 1832
Arrival date: 16th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 511 (256)
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

greg petersen on 15th March, 2017 wrote:

conduct record : Transported for stealing corn
Hulk report: (illegible)
Gaol report: Convicted before, married 1 child wife Ester at Windham, Middlesex
Description List:
Trade: Farm labourer & shepherd
Height w/out shoes: 5’5”
Age: 26
Complexion: Fresh
Head: round
Hair: reddish brown
Whiskers: red
Visage: oval
Forehead: m h
Eyebrows: ? Brown
Eyes: blue
Nose: sharp
Mouth: large
Chin: broad
Remarks: none
Assigned to Thomas Archer, retired magistrate at Woolmers estate, Longford.
Sept 14th 1833 Thos. Archer/ neglect of duty & disobedience of orders Reprimanded
Sept 26th 1833 repeated neglect of duty & insolence to his master 50 lashes
On 1 September 1836 Thomas Archer again took assignee Edward Cushing before the Longford magistrate charged with allowing a number of ewes to get into a paddock with rams of a different breed, with obvious results. Charge against 15 14 Edward Cushing, per Lotus, 1 September 1836, LC 362/3. Cushing received 36 lashes for this offence.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 15th March, 2017 made the following changes:

firstname: Edward (the Younger) (prev. Edward (The younger)), date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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