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William Edwards

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1753
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 25th December, 1792
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 106 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 wrote:

William Edwards was tried at Westminster, London in January 1784 for stealing clothing. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 34 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as brickmaker. He died in 1792.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.In June 1789 his rations were reduced to two thirds for three months after an attempt to defraud stores of 34 pounds of meat. On 15 August 1789 he received 50 lashes for being in a hut “having no business there”. He received another 50 in October 1789 for insolence and a further 100 in February 1790 for the theft of three pounds of bread.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, source, date of birth 1753, date of death 25th December, 1792, gender, occupation, crime

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