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Edward Griffiths, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||16th August, 1822
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
20th May, 1821
15th December, 1821
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 159 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 87 (45)
||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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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 1¼ 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