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James Edwards

James Edwards, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1826
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 268
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th June, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham in the Year 1826
No; 148
Name;  James Edwards
Abode;  Goal
When buried; 1826, 15 September
Age; No details
Ship’s Name; No details
Quality or profession. EXECUTED; for Bushranging and Robbery
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; W Bedford

James Edwards - 15 September 1826 - Hanged at Hobart for absconding into the woods and robbing William Holdship at Browns River

Conduct Record;-
No; 161. Ship; Medina - 1825. Trial; Middlesex - 22 May 1822. Sentence; Life.
Transported for stealing 4 Copper Plates. Single
Colonial Trial; 12 April 1826 - Sentence; Death.
Noted against name; Executed - 15 September 1826

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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