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Edward Ford

Edward Ford, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Castlereagh, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd December, 1848
Age: 54 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Castlereagh
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 11th June, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 302 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 399 (201)
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

pauline ford on 18th June, 2016 wrote:

Sorry I haven’t got particulars but believe he got a 39/463 district Invemein… ticket of leave 47/147 reel 960 District of musellbrook died 1848. drowned fishing district parish scone. hope it helps

D Wong on 19th June, 2016 wrote:

Edward Ford was 23 years old when convicted of ‘Burglary’ at Wigan.

The Lady Castlereagh 1818: Landed 39 prisoners at Sydney then went on to Hobart.
Edward Ford was landed in Sydney. 

Colonial Secretary Papers:
FORD, Edward. Per “Lady Castlereagh”, 1818

1818 Jul 17: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6006 4/3498 p.302)

1818 Aug: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.67)

1822 Jun 4: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6009, 4/3505 p.377; Reel 6019, 4/3864 pp.360-1)

1825 Feb 12: On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Amity” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.498-9)

1828 Census: Prisoner’s Barracks

23/4/1839: TOL Invermein.

20/1/1846: Plasterer – Admitted to Newcastle Gaol from Maitland.  Sent to Hyde Park Barracks.

1847: TOL Muswellbrook.

23/12/1848: Convict Death Register: Drowned while fishing in the Hunter – Scone.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd December, 1848 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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