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Edward Macey

Edward Macey, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Macey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 34 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 Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 252
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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D Wong on 26th May, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
26th May 1819
Verdict Guilty; Not Guilty
Sentence Transportation

EDWARD MACEY and SAMUEL DENNISON were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May, one pocketbook, value 6 d., and 4 s. in monies numbered, the property of John Lemon, from his person.

JOHN LEMON. On the 10th of May, about nine o’clock at night, I was turning out of Ratcliff-highway into Old Gravel-lane - I had taken my pocket-book out of my pocket; the prisoners rushed upon me, and Macey snatched it out of my hand. I made a spring and caught hold of them, Dennison put his foot in the way, and tripped me up - I fell on the pavement. I called Stop thief! rose up, and pursued the party; they ran into the arms of two officers, who secured them. I never lost sight of them, and am sure they are the men - the pocket-book was found on Macey.

THOMAS ALLEN. I am an officer. I was with Summers heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw several persons running. I first took Macey and then Dennison, who were running - they were about fifteen yards apart; the prosecutor came up in about a minute, and said they had got his pocket-book. We took them to the watch-house, and the pocket-book was found on Macey.

WILLIAM SUMMERS. I was with Allen. We had been watching the prisoners sometime; I heard the alarm, and found them in his custody. I found the pocket-book on Macey.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MACEY’S Defence. A man dropped it, and I picked it up.

MACEY - GUILTY. Aged 18.

Transported for Life.


15/5/1834: Burial date of Edward Macey - Coromandel.
District of New Norfolk, Tasmania - listed as an Invalid.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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