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William Edgar

William Edgar, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Edgar
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1821
Age: 21 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: -
Convicted at: Leicester (Boro) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 17th December, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 54
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

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2021 wrote:

ADM 101/44/6.  Medical officer’s journal of Lord Melville convict ship for 16 June -17 November 1818 by John McMillar.
Folio 2: William Edgar, aged 19, convict; disease or hurt, langor and cold shivering, severe headache, pain in bones skin hot, pulse very frequent; dates on sick list, 25-29 June 1818; cured.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
No; 34.
Name; William Edgar.
Ship; Lord Melville
Age; 18. [1800]
Trial; Leicester - Jan 1818 - 7 years
Trade; Labourer
Native Place; Nottingham

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Age; 19. [1799/1800]
Trial; 15 Jan 1818
Height; 5 ft 4 in
Complexion; Light
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Grey

Burials in the Parish of St Johns, Launceston in the Year 1821
No; 43 [553]
Name;  William Edger **
Abode; George Town
When Buried; 1821, 24 Nov
When Died; 1821, 24 Nov
Age; 21 years [1800]
Ship’s Name; No details
Quality or profession. Prisoner
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; John Youl

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000), occupation

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