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Edward Holmes

Edward Holmes, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th May, 1838
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 341 (173)
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

Wendy Smith on 20th March, 2019 wrote:

UK Prison Hulk Register and letters book on the Justitia moored at Woolwich in 1835.  Offence written but not easy to work out.  NSW Convict Muster in 1837 were Edward Holmes assigned to Mr G. T. Palmer at Sydney while the Convict Index indicates that Edward Holmes is from Yorkshire, aged 24 and is single.  He was assigned to Captain A. T. Faunce.  He is buried at the Oaks Estate burial ground.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th May, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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