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James Edwards

James Edwards, one of 280 convicts transported on the Vimiera, 20 September 1865

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th November, 1833
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th March, 1880
Age: 46 years

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: -
Convicted at: Toronto General Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Vimiera
Departure date: 20th September, 1865
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1865
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 127 (66)
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

Cameron Edwards on 11th June, 2012 wrote:

William James Edwards, born 17 Nov 1833, died 17 Mar 1880 in Geraldton
Western Australia. He was in UK army and was convicted of desertion in
Canada. Arrived in Western Australia as convict 8552 on the Vimiera 22 Dec
1865. William left a wife Emma Parker in Essex, married 5 Nov 1853, she was
born about 1834 and buried 21 Dec 1892. They had two kids.
(1) Charles Nelson Edwards, born 29 Jul 1854, died 2 Nov 1856.
(2) Elizabeth Ann Edwards, born 15 Sep 1861, died 6 Jul 1876.
William James after obtaining his Ticket Of Leave in Western Australia and when Emma refused to travel here married again to Margaret Glanville on 29
Jul 1868.

Convict Changes History

Cameron Edwards on 11th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1833-11-17, date of death 1880-03-17, gender m

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