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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: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 37 years

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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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 13 (8)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2021 wrote:

1830 - 31 Aug. Certificate of Freedom 30/583
Name; Edward Fordham
Ship; Henry - 1823.
Trial; Lincoln Assises - 20 July 1822.
Sentence; Life
Allowed to remain in the district of Goulburn Plains
Written across the Ticket. Committed for Murder at Liverpool 25 Sept 1832. Murder of Thos Bradford assigned servant to Richard Brooks Esq. Denham Court

Hill’s Life in New South Wales. Fri 9 Nov 1832.  Page 3. EXECUTION.
On Monday morning, Edward Fordham, for the murder of Thomas Bradford, was executed according to his sentence. He appeared rather sullen hardly conscious of the excitement around him. The military
guard did not arrive till ten o’clock, when the culprit was immediately led out, and after a few minutes spent in prayer, he ascended the scaffold. The Rev. Mr. M’Eon then in his name acknowledged the justice of his sentence, and begged the prayers of the faithful for the repose of his soul. The rope and cap were
directly after adjusted, and the murderer was launched into eternity.

Convict Changes History

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

date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000)

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