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James Edwards, one of 280 convicts transported on the Vimiera, 20 September 1865
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||17th November, 1833
|Date of Death:
||17th March, 1880
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Toronto General Court Martial
20th September, 1865
22nd December, 1865
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 279 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 127 (66)
||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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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
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