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William Edgar, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Leicester (Boro) Quarter Session
17th December, 1818
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 54
||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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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.
Name; William Edgar.
Ship; Lord Melville
Age; 18. 
Trial; Leicester - Jan 1818 - 7 years
Native Place; Nottingham
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Age; 19. [1799/1800]
Trial; 15 Jan 1818
Height; 5 ft 4 in
Burials in the Parish of St Johns, Launceston in the Year 1821
No; 43 
Name; William Edger **
Abode; George Town
When Buried; 1821, 24 Nov
When Died; 1821, 24 Nov
Age; 21 years 
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:
Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000), occupation