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Edward Ford, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||21st May, 1849
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 321 (162)
||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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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:
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