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Francis Edeson

Francis Edeson, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Edeson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th January, 1806
Occupation: Mariner
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65)
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 25th July, 2016 wrote:

Francis Edeson was 20 years old when convicted of ‘Highway Robbery’ at the Old Bailey.

Occupation was listed as a ‘Mariner’ although he worked as a carpenter after that.

Father: at Somer Town, Chapel Street, a Cabinet maker - Single.

1830 Muster: Govt. House

4/11/1831: Married Elizabeth Morgan (Lady of the Lake 1829).  They had at least 4 children.

Worked as a carpenter in Argyle Street.

1832 Muster: Government House
1833 Muster: Ticket of Leave
1835 Muster: Ticket of Leave
12/6/1840: CP

In 1842 he became the licensee of the King’s Arms and in 1844 the Blue Bells
of Scotland.

1845: Pardon extended to include all Australian colonies.

The family moved to Victoria. 

27/11/1850: The Melbourne Daily News:
Francis was discharged from the employ of H. Lang - Builder.

1856: Francis died in the Loddon area (around Bendigo) of Victoria.

Elizabeth died in 1872 and was buried at the Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th January, 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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