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Edward Kitson

Edward Kitson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Kitson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 55 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 Life

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 wrote:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
Sentence of death was recorded against William King and Edward Kitson, for stealing goods in a shop at Woodbridge.

No ship found for William King.

Edward Kitson was 28 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Stratford.

Edward was illiterate, married with 4 children, 5’1” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes.

Assigned to David Leighton at Darling Mills.

1837: TOL Windsor.
1846: Recommended for a 1st class CP
30/7/1847: CP

1855: NSW BDM - Edward Kitson died, aged 56. No district given.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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