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Christopher Edmonds, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 217 (110)
||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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Paul Edmunds on 10th June, 2020 wrote:
Stood trial with his mother Nancy and sister Jane. He was charged with 3 x burglaries and the women with handling stolen goods. They were found NG and Christopher pleaded guilty and was transported for life.
Iris Dunne on 10th June, 2020 wrote:
Conduct Record: aged 24, Trade Ploughman, Farm Labourer (can milk), Protestant, can read, Tried 31 March 1840, Transported for Burglary, in prison before, Single, 27/8/50 T.L., 21 June 1853 C.P. approved
Maureen Withey on 11th June, 2020 wrote:
Gloucestershire Lent Assizes.
Burglary at Westbury on Severn.— Christopher Edmonds, 23. pleaded guilty to charge of burglariously breaking open the dwelling-house of Thos. Roberts, shop keeper, in the parish of Westbury on Severn, and stealing thereout large quantity of drapery and other goods, on the night of the 13th December last.—Nancy Edmunds, aged 51, his mother, Jane Edmonds, aged 16, his sister, Charles Stanley, aged 28, and Joseph Baker, aged 22, were charged with receiving part of the property knowing it to be stolen. The females, Stanley and Baker, were acquitted, and Edmonds sentenced to transportation for life.
Cheltenham Chronicle, 8 April 1840.
On Tuesday morning, the 12th inst., the following convicts were removed to Gosport:—William Nutt, William Harris, Christopher Edmonds, John Gardner, William Goodman, and Samuel Manning, for life; Henry Carpenter, for 30 years; Emanuel Turner, Thomas Cull, Thomas Harford, Henry Clayfield, and William Ricketts, for 15 years; Thomas Spill, for 12 years and William Bow, for 7 years.
Cheltenham Examiner, 20 May 1840.
Convict Changes History
Paul Edmunds on 10th June, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Edmunds, gender: m, crime
Iris Dunne on 10th June, 2020 made the following changes:
source: Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 217 (110) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 217 (110)), dat