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Francis Edeson, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||20th January, 1806
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65)
||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 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
In 1842 he became the licensee of the King’s Arms and in 1844 the Blue Bells
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