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Edward Ford

Edward Ford, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 21st May, 1849
Age: 40 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 30th June, 1845
Arrival date: 15th October, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 321 (162)
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:

I could be wrong but you only have to look on line Tasmanian gov linc site and may find that he died in 1849 I was trying to track my great greats etc parents and stubbled on this.

D Wong on 19th June, 2016 wrote:

Edward Ford was 35 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing clothing from Captain McDonald at Liverpool.  His native place was Liverpool.

Edward was 5’4 1/4” tall, black hair and whiskers, blue eyes, could read and write.
Married with 5 children - Wife died while in Millbank (while he was in Millbank??)

21/5/1849: Died - Edward was a ‘Draper’s Assistant’ and his master was Joseph Benson Mather/s at Liverpool Street, Hobart.

Edward died of ‘disease of the liver and intestines’ and was buried on 26/5/1849.

Nell Murphy on 19th June, 2016 wrote:

Millbank was a prison in Millbank,London, originally constructed as the National Penitentiary, and served as a holding facility for convicted prisoners before they were transported to Australia. It was opened in 1816 and closed in 1890.  (Millbank Rise in Tasmania was a psychiatric centre, later part of the Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk.)

Convict Changes History

pauline ford on 18th June, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st May, 1849 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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