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Edward Hammond

Edward Hammond, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Hammond
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 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 HO11/4, Page Number 223 (112)
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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D Wong on 9th December, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: theft from a specified place.
22nd May 1822
Sentence Death

EDWARD HAMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April, at St. Mary-le-bone, one clock, value 14 l., the goods of William Henry Harriott, Esq., in his dwelling-house.

JAMES NIXON. I am servant to Mr. William Henry Harriott, of No. 30, Manchester-street, St. Mary-le-bone. On Saturday evening, the 20th of April, the prisoner knocked and rang at the door; I opened it, he said he had some Irish linen to bring from a house in Oxford-street, and did not know whether this was the house; I told him to walk in, and I would ask my master. I left him in the hall for a moment, and when I got into the drawing-room I heard a noise; I asked my master, then ran down stairs, and heard the street-door slam too, and missed the clock off the bracket; he was looking at it when I went up stairs. I opened the door, and looked out, but could not see him. I saw him again on the 27th, at Marlborough-street, and am certain he is the man I left in the hall.

Prisoner. Q. You could not swear to me at the office - A. I did not take particular notice of him there, but from his manner, appearance, and whole deportment, I am quite certain of him, though he has a different dress on now. I told the Magistrate I had no doubt of him whatever - there was a very good light in the hall; the clock is worth fourteen guineas.

WILLIAM WESTCOATT. I apprehended the prisoner.

Prisoner’s Defence. I know nothing of it; he would not swear to me at the office.

The Court upon looking at the depositions taken before the Magistrate, stated that the witness had expressed no doubt whatever of the prisoner’s person.

GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 23.

2nd Trial__
Theft: theft from a specified place.
22nd May 1822
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Death

EDWARD HAMMOND was again indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April, at St. George, Hanover-square, twenty-six yards of woollen cloth, value 15 l., the goods of William Chambers, in his dwelling-house.

CHARLOTTE GIFFORD I am servant to Mr. William Chambers, of Little Madox-street, St. George’s, Hanover-square, tailor. On Saturday morning, the 20th of April, about twenty minutes after eight o’clock, the prisoner knocked at the door; I am sure of his person; I opened it, he asked if my master was at home, I said Yes, but he had not come down stairs, and I would go and see if he was up; he said he came to know what quantity of Irish linen was to be brought to be looked at. I went up to the first floor, leaving him in the passage and the door open. I asked him to sit down in the hall, he declined, but afterwards sat down. I came down, shut the door, and told him my master was not come down, and told him to wait. I went down stairs, and in about five minutes heard the street-door shut; I supposed that my master had seen him, and he was gone. About half an hour after, my master asked me about a roll of broad cloth which I had taken in the night before. It was in the cutting-room at the end of the passage when he came: I looked and it was gone. I am certain he is the man. The cloth is worth 14l.

THOMAS PULLEN. I am a baker, and live in Gray’s-street, Duke-street, Manchester-square. I have known the prisoner for four or five months by frequently seeing him in the streets. I knew him by the name of Dandy Hammond. On Saturday morning, the 20th of April, about half-past eight o’clock, I saw him in Grosvenor-square with a roll of cloth with an iron grey list to it, on his shoulder. Arnold was with me. I saw him on the Wednesday after in custody, and am certain of him.

THOMAS ARNOLD. I am a baker and live in Seymour-street. I and Pullen were together on the 20th of April about half-past eight o’clock, in Grosvenor-square, and saw him coming along with a roll of cloth on his shoulder - I am sure it was the prisoner - I did not know him before. Pullen said something to me about who he was, and what he was carrying.

CHARLOTTE GIFFORD Grosvenor-square is about ten minutes walk from our house.

GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 23.

1841: TOL Bathurst
1/6/1848: CP

There is a death listed on the NSW BDM for a Edward Hammond who died in 1856, aged 56, at Sydney.  No marriages listed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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