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Edward Fordham

Edward Fordham, one of 160 convicts transported on the Henry, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Fordham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 26th August, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 14
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2021 wrote:

1831 - 20 Oct. Certificate of Freedom. No; 31/1055.
Age; 34 [1797]
Native Place; Essex
Trade or calling; Farming Man
Offence; Stealing Fowls
Trial where & Date; Middlesex - 11 Sept 1821
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 8 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown
Completion; Sallow
Remarks; Was transported to Morten Bay 7 Oct 1828 for 3 years by the Bench at Patrick Plains for running away from an Iron Gang

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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