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John Edwards

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford, Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 9th June, 2016 wrote:

John Edwards was convicted at Stafford on 28 July 1840 for stealing handkerchiefs. 7yr sentence. Sent to Parkhurst Prison on Isle of Wight for 3yrs then transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1840.

Single; Protestant; can read & write; tailor.
Native place - Stafford

1 yr Probation period at Browns River.
Several notes of misconduct and punishments.
Discharged to his Freedom 5 May 1847, at Deloraine.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 9th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Edwards, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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