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Christpoher Ledwidge

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christpoher Ledwidge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 35 years

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: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 4th November, 1821
Arrival date: 9th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 34 other convicts


Primary source: Convict hips to NSW, Mary Ann Wade family tree
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Phil Hands on 1st April, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted in Dublin on 4th May 1821, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left Cork on 4th November 1821.
Ship:- the ‘Isabella’ sailed with 200 male convicts on board, there were no recorded deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 9th March 1822.

On arrival Christopher was assigned as a labourer to Charles Tunstall, a bricklayer of Lower Minto.

In 1824 he was sent to Port Macquarie as a punishment for attempting to rob a cart. He returned to Lower Minto in 1827, gained his freedom the next year, and settled at Fairy Meadow in the lllawarra District. It was here that he met the young widow
Mary Hart (nee Brooker), daughter of convicts Jonathan Brooker, ‘Atlantic’ 1791 & Mary Ann Wade, ‘Lady Juliana’ 1790. She bore him a son, John, in 1832, and they married on 17th November 1833 at Sydney, the following year, on the very day of Christopher’s death (5th February 1834), a second son was born and named Christopher.
This meant that within four years, and still only 21, Mary was twice widowed and the mother of two boys. These circumstances probably explain why, less than a year later, Mary married for a third time. The groom was Henry Angel, a farmer of Fairy Meadow. The marriage was by Banns with the consent of the Governor, and took place on 3rd September 1834, in the Church of England School House at Wollongong.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 1st April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Convict hips to NSW, Mary Ann Wade family tree (prev. ), firstname: Christpoher, surname: Ledwidge, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1799, date of death: 1834, gender: m, occupation, crime

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