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Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards, one of 190 convicts transported on the Southworth, 21 September 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 21st September, 1833
Arrival date: 14th January, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 223 (113)
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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D Wong on 19th August, 2018 wrote:

19/3/1833 South Eastern Gazette Kent, England:
RICHARD EDWARDS, 18 ; HENRY BARKER, 24 ; and HENRY STEEBE, 20, indicted for assaulting Mary Westbrook, at St. Paul’s, Deptford, and taking from her between 18s and 19s. .....The prisoners in their defence, stated that the young woman dropped the glove__that they picked it up, and found it to contain only 5s 2d.  The three had been convicted of felony.__Death recorded.

Richard Edwards was listed as 19 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born at Deptford.

Richard was 5’3” tall, fair complexio n, brown hair, dark grey eyes, slightly pockpitted, single, E.C. on left are R.E.J.C on right arm, Pot glass pipe hearts and darts on same arm.

6/1/1843: TOL
15/1/1846: CP

Founders and Survivors website list this marriage as the above Richard Edwards - however no proof found:-
20/5/1846: Married Mary Ann Smith, aged 24 - Richard was 30, a sawyer - at Glenorchy.

6/10/1846: Tried Hobart QS -
Richard Edwards convicted of assaulting, on the 1st day of September last, Mary Ann Edwards (his wife). To be imprisoned in Her Majesty’s Gaol at Hobart Town, and kept to hard labor, for two years at H.M. Gaol.

20/8/1852: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra’ - Free by Servitude - ship to colony: Southworth.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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