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Ann Edwards

Ann Edwards, one of 130 convicts transported on the William Bryan, 13 June 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: William Bryan
Departure date: 13th June, 1833
Arrival date: 23rd October, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 130 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 144
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 4th January, 2020 wrote:

Annual Return of Convicts assigned in the Richmond District 1830
https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL584-1-1 page 1

Assigned to Geo. Burns, Roslyn, Coal River,1833.
Ann Edwards, William Bryan,  1833, the very best conducted female servant I have ever had in the Colony. She is both honest, sober and trustworthy.

Maureen Withey on 4th January, 2020 wrote:

Ann Edwards, Trowbridge, for receiving various articles, knowing them to have been stolen, and for stealing a velvet bonnet and other things, belonging to Samuel Franklin, or receiving them knowing them to have been stolen.
Salisbury Journal, 28 Jan 1833.

Ann Edwards was convicted of having received cradle-pillow, and other articles, the property of Francis Puck, Trowbridge,  knowing them to have been feloniously stolen, and sentenced to 14 years’ transportation.
Salisbury Journal, 11 March 1833.

The following female convicts were removed from Fisherton gaol, on Wednesday last, and put on board the ship William Bryan the day following at Woolwich, be transported to New South Wales: viz., Mary Ann Frowd, for life; Ann Edwards, for 14 years, convicted at the last assizes; Mary Ann King and Maria Marshall, alias Jefferv, for seven years each, convicted at the last county sessions.
Salisbury Journal 27 May 1833.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 4th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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