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Joshua Edmondson

Joshua Edmondson, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joshua Edmondson
Aliases: Edmundson, John Harrison
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York. Bradford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 12th December, 1849
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 112. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-6,394,46,L,80
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 wrote:

Joshua Edmondson/Edmundson (proper name recorded as John Harrison) was convicted for stealing boots, at Bradford. 7yr sentence. Transported to Norfolk Island on the ‘Eliza’ arriving 03/04/1850.

Woolcomber, aged 27yrs; 5’7”; Roman Catholic; read & write; single; native place - Shepton.

Father - Peter
Mother - Jane
Siblings - Peter, Robert, Mary & Jane

Norfolk Island 1850. Note in 1851 he was in hospital, lunatic asylum.
Also at Port Arthur, Van Diemen’s Land.

Certificate of Freedom 18/10/1852.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, alias2, date of birth 1827, gender, occupation, crime

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