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Edwin Helliwell

Edwin Helliwell, one of 270 convicts transported on the Nile, 18 September 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edwin Helliwell
Aliases: Halliwell
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th June, 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Yorkshire, York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile
Departure date: 18th September, 1857
Arrival date: 1st January, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 249 (126)
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

John Huthwaite on 11th April, 2018 wrote:

Edwin was christened at Leeds St Peters on 27 September 1829, the son of John & Matilda. John was a worker in the cloth industry. Edwin married Louisa Beck (1833-1905)and the couple had one child, Emily b 9 April 1851 but died and was buried in Leeds Becket Street cemetery on 11th September 1851 aged 6 months. Edwin had a previous conviction at Wakefield Quarter Sessions on 14 May 1849 for stealing pigeons and he was sentenced to 3 months in the house of correction with hard labour. Edwin’s wife Louisa subsequently married Bennett Cowlam in 1856

Convict Changes History

John Huthwaite on 11th April, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), alias1: Halliwell, date of birth: 5th June, 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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