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John Edmonds, one of 176 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 29 May 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th April, 1890
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 376. State Archives NSW, COF Butts (NRS 12210) and Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4015]; Microfiche: 676)
||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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Barbara on 22nd April, 2018 wrote:
John Edmunds (sometimes Edmonds) was convicted of running a parcel scam in London, probably as part of a gang, and found guilty of two offences.
He also did time at Moreton Bay on another larceny offence.
John married Rose/Rosina Smith (also a convict) in Maitland in 1841 and they had 10 children.
John ran a saddlery business with his sons in West Maitland for many years.
He died suddenly at his daughter’s property at Wagga Wagga.
Iris Dunne on 22nd April, 2018 wrote:
Convict Indents: Age 16, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813, can read and write, Protestant, Single, Trade: Errand Boy, Offence: Street Robbery, Carter Barrack, Moreton Bay 26 May 1835 3years, Larceny Bathurst 2years and 21 days
Certificate of Freedom No.47/92 dated 22 January 1847, Prisoner’s No.30/1708, John Edmonds, Native Place: London, Trade: Laborer, Place of Trial: Middlesex G D, Date of Trial: 10 September 1829, Sentence: 14 years, Year of Birth: 1814, Held a TOLeave No.40/6 dated 4 January 1840
Maureen Withey on 8th December, 2020 wrote:
CS Ref No: 38/04510
Letter, dated 16/4/1838, to the Hon. Colonial Secretary, submitting List of 4 Prisoners whose term of servitude at Moreton Bay has
expired & who desire to remain – such additional servitude to lead to ticket of leave - labour needed [No 38/7]
Recommends William Wells, Thomas Holford & John Edmonds – ticket of leave
Also re William Booth – sawyer
List of Convicts whose Colonial Sentences have expired who wish to remain at Moreton Bay until they become entitled to the indulgence of a Ticket of Leave
1 William Wells/ “Katherine Stewart Forbes” – bricklayer
2 Thomas Holford/ “Atlas” 4 – sawyer
3 John Edmonds/ “Lord Melville” – harness maker
4 William Booth/ “Aurora” – sawyer
Convict Changes History
Barbara on 22nd April, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Edmunds, date of death: 30th April, 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 22nd April, 2018 made the following changes:
convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 376. State Archives NSW, COF Butts (NRS 12210) and Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4015]; Microfiche: 676) (prev. Australian