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Edward Holder

Edward Older, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Holder
Aliases: Older
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th April, 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th April, 1910
Age: 89 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 164
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

Sharon Froome on 25th April, 2013 wrote:

Edward eventually settled in the Inverell District, having married Lavinia King.

D Wong on 23rd August, 2018 wrote:

22/3/1839: Edward was 17 years old when he broke into the home of a William Wiggett and stole goods to the value of 3 pounds 14 shillings and sixpence.

Edward Holder was the son of Edward Older and Elizabeth Giles.

Edward Older was 18 years old on arrival - his native place was Seven Oaks, Kent.

Edward was literate, single, 5’7¾” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, dark eyes, Two moles on right side of neck, several scars on forefinger of left hand.

1845: TOL Scone

29/7/1845: Married Lavinia King at St. Luke’s Church of England, Scone, NSW.
1849: Edward Holder born Scone, NSW.

28/5/1846: TOL Passport
9/6/1847: TOL Passport, Scone Bench

Travelled to Victoria, was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka Stockade.

Settled in the Inverell area where they had 15 cildren.

28/4/1910: Burial date for Edward Holder, he was buried at Dinton Vale Cemetery, Inverell, NSW.  (Cemetery lists many ‘Holder’s, no Olders).

Convict Changes History

Sharon Froome on 25th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821, date of death 28th April, 1910, gender, occupation, crime

toni walker on 5th April, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Holder (prev. Older), alias1: Older

D Wong on 23rd August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 15th April, 1821 (prev. 1821), occupation

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