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Harriot Edwards

Harriot Edwards, one of 297 convicts transported on the Nile, Canada and Minorca, June 1801

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harriot Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 31st January, 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th June, 1822
Age: 60 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Nile, Canada and Minorca
Departure date: June, 1801
Arrival date: 14th December, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 289 (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

Denis Pember on 2nd December, 2016 wrote:

Harriet was charged “with stealing a pair of silver tea-tongs, 6 gowns and sundry other articles, the property of John Wood and Mary his wife”. Tried 24 March 1800 in Cornwall England. Sailed on the ‘Nile’ (Master james Sunter) which departed Spithead on 21 June 1801 and arrived Sydney 14 December 1801.

Denis Pember on 2nd December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Harriet married William Blake (Came Free, 1800, “Speedy”). William had come to the colony as a servant of Governor King.
“William Blake of the parish of St John Parramatta and Harriet Edward of ditto were married in this church by permission of His Excellency Governor King this twenty second day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and seven by me Samuel Marsden.
William and Harriet both signed their names in the register in the presence of James Lane and Charlotte B[illegible] who both also signed their names in the register”

Denis Pember on 2nd December, 2016 wrote:

William and Harriet had three children, Thomas 1808, William 1811 and Ann 1813.

1814 Muster:
[Ref 6480 page 145] Harriet Edwards, Nile, Off Stores, 2 children, wife to William Blake.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 2nd December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 31st January, 1762 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th June, 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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