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George Edwards

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Dublin Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 7th August, 1841
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 wrote:

George EDWARDS was convicted for Desertion, at a Dublin Court Martial, 12 Mar 1841. Absent for 3yrs, 2mths. 14 yr transportation sentence.
Gaol Report: very well conducted
Surgeon’s Report: orderly

Single; aged 22yrs; bricklayer; 5’7”; ruddy complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes; can read; Protestant.
Native place - Upton upon Severn, Worchester, England.

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 wrote:

In Colony of VDL:
2 year Probation Period, at Impression Bay.
Numerous records of misconduct and punishments.
4 Apr 1843: Transportation sentence extended 2 yrs.
4 Aug 1850: Ticket of Leave granted
30 Dec 1851: Recommended for a Conditional Pardon

Application for permission to marry Jane Coffee. Approved.

22 July 1850 Marriage to Jane Coffee (transported per ‘Tory’), at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

13 May 1873: at Deloraine, Larceny. 1mth hard labour.

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 wrote:

Correction: his wife Jane Coffee, was transported per the ‘Arabian’ (NOT Tory).

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Edwards, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1820, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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