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William Edwards

William Edwards, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - Medical Journal by Thomas Logan, Surgeon of Convict Ship Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
William Edwards, aged 22; sick or hurt, cynanche tonsil; put on sick list, 14 June 1831. Discharged 18 June 1831 cured.

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Not a machine Breaker.
Tasmanian Conduct record

Convicted at the Old Bailey (online)
WILLIAM EDWARDS, Theft > simple larceny, 15th April 1830.

810. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March , 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 pair of trousers, value 15s., and 2 waistcoats, value 8s. , the goods of John Bishop .

SOPHIA BISHOP . I am the wife of John Bishop, and live in John-street, Curtain-road . On the 8th of March I was down stairs and had occasion to go out - as I returned I heard a noise in my front bed-room over head; I knew the street door was open - I went and shut it; I sat down again in my chair, and heard some person going out - I went and saw the prisoner with these clothes under his arm, which had been in a wardrobe up stairs; I took hold of him, and called a neighbour who took him from me.

RICHARD SPURGEON . I live opposite Bishop - I heard her call, and ran and took the prisoner; the things were then on the step of the door.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years .

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Was sick a second time on the voyage on Proteus.
William Edwards, aged 22; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list, 23 July 1831. Discharged 26 July 1831 sent to hospital.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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