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William Edgar

William Edgar, one of 220 convicts transported on the Westmoreland, 03 March 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Edgar
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Engine fitter
Date of Death: 24th June, 1889
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Dumfries Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Westmoreland
Departure date: 3rd March, 1835
Arrival date: 15th July, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 9 (6)
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

Anonymous on 13th June, 2011 wrote:

Born circa 1815/16 at New Abbey near Dumfries. Assigned to T A Murray at Goulburn. Received Certificate of Freedom on 16th October 1841. Married Elizabeth (known as Margaret) Willis on 14th November, 1841 at St. Andrews Church Sydney. Children - Ellen b. 1843. Susan b. 1844 (Sydney) Isabella b. 1848 (Bathurst).Margaret b. 1851 (Bathurst). William b. 1855 (Orange).Thomas b. 1858 (Orange). William died 24th June 1889 at Toogong, NSW. Listed as engineer on certificates.

Helene on 22nd July, 2014 wrote:

Born at Mousewald, Dumfriesshire to parents George and Helen/Ellen (nee Wilson) who later moved to New Abbey. Edgar family were millers at nearby Woodside Mill for generations.

Convict Changes History

Helene on 22nd July, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th June, 1889 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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