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Edward Griffiths

Edward Griffiths, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Coach painter
Date of Death: 16th August, 1822
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 87 (45)
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

D Wong on 31st January, 2014 wrote:

Edward Griffiths was 21 years old and his occupation was a “Coach Painter/Harness Maker”.

Edward was transported for “Stealing Wine”.

Edward was 5’1 1/4” tall, brown hair and eyes, wife a washerwoman with his mother at 3 Regent Gardens, Regent St., Westminster.

16/8/1822: Edward was hung for attacking and inhumanly beating and wounding, Edward Williams, the overseer of G. F. Read, Esq. on his master’s farm, at the River Plenty, and took from his person a pair of boots, with which they made off.

greg petersen on 22nd March, 2019 wrote:

1822 Saturday 18th April Hobart Town Gazette entry:
Edward Griffiths No. 256, 5 feet 1ΒΌ inches high,
brown hair, brown eyes, 21 years of age, a coach painter and harness maker by trade, was tried in London,6th June. 1821, and sentenced to be transported for 7 years, he arrived in this country in the ship Claudine,
and was born at Westminster.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th August, 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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