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Benjamin Edye

Benjamin Edye, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Edye
Aliases: Edge, Benjamin Thompson Edye
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1816
Occupation: Hairdresser
Date of Death: 17th November, 1887
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 265 (135)
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

D Wong on 23rd October, 2013 wrote:

Benjamin was 21 years old when convicted of stealing a handkerchief 5s., 6 shillings, 3 sixpences and 1 £5 bank note, the goods, monies and property of James Brooks, a Butcher, from his person. (Tried under “Edge”).

1837: At Hyde Park Barracks.
1841: TOL. Carcoar
22/3/1844: COF

27/6/1854: Married Mary (Watson) Mahoney (1826-14/12/1876) they had 11 children, 4 were born before they married.

Benjamin worked as a hairdresser and perfumer and later as a saddler in Bathurst.

17/11/1887: Benjamin died at Bathurst, aged 70.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd October, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, date of birth 25th December, 1816, date of death 17th November, 1887, gender, occupation, crime

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