Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Margaret Edwards

Margaret Edwards, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 241 (121)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Margaret Edwards was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Margaret Edwards?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 4th October, 2015 wrote:

In the colony Margaret soon developed a relationship with John Hannibus (Convict, Ganges, 1797). They may have been married but no records have been located.
The couple had 7 children.

Denis Pember on 4th October, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: [Ref H0456] Hannabus, Magt, 46, free by servitude, Britannia, 1798, 7 years, Catholic, washerwoman, Jos. Burns Parramatta.
(Clearly Margaret and John are not together at this stage he is listed elsewhere.
[Ref H0411] Hannibus, John Sr. 58 free by servitude, Ganges, 1797, life, labourer to David Horton Pitt Town.
Several of the children are also listed with their families.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 4th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: f

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au