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Edward Garth, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9 (6). Old Bailey online. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 wrote:
Edward GARTH was among the first settlers on Norfolk Island, Australia. Edward was convicted at Middlesex, London in Dec 1784 for stealing two cows. Death sentence but commuted to 7 yrs Transportation. His defence was that he had been taking them to market to sell. In Feb 1785 he was listed to go to Africa. However, from the ‘Ceres’ Hulk at Portsmouth he was sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Scarborough’ part of the First Fleet 1788.
Edward Garth became a successful farmer on Norfolk Island and was given a land grant. In 1793 he was elected a member of the Norfolk Island Settlers Assn.
Married Sarah GOUGH and they had 6 children.
Left Norfolk Island in 1807 per the ‘Porpoise’ for Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) with wife & children. (ref. Tasmanian Archives CSO 1/1/177/4306 pg 221)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9 (6). Old Bailey online. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9