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William Edwards

William Edwards, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 142
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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A. Follower on 11th January, 2020 wrote:

18-Aug-1845: Indicted for stealing 1 watch, value 16l. 16s., the goods of Balthazard Pouissin, from his person; and had been before convicted of felony. EDWARDS — GUILTY. — Transported for Ten Years.

[Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 January 2020), August 1845, trial of WILLIAM EDWARDS MARY ANN SMITH (t18450818-1729)]

1850: Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: CCC.

[“NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts”, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4222; Reel 964] ]

A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

c1820: Stated aged 31 in 1851 in the record below.

13-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

William Edwards, Bangalore, 31, Newington, waterman, 5 feet 5 3/4 inches, dark ruddy comp., and slightly pockpitted, light brown hair, light hazel eyes, lost a front tooth left side of upper jaw, scar on left cheek bone, hairy mole betwixt breasts, two birds, BEVEN, bird, MM, mermaid, comb, and glass on upper cross, J Beven 1843, inside heart, lower part of same, cross, upper, cross, branch, C Beven on upper, hairy mole, BE J.S, cross, and several dots lower left arm, hand, blue ring each finger left hand ; from ticket of leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 11th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), occupation

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