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Edward Macklin

Edward Macklin, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Macklin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 264
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

Maureen Withey on 15th April, 2019 wrote:

Wilts Lent Assizes
Edward Macklin was convicted of a burglary in the day time, in the house of Thomas Sweet of Bulford, on the 5th day of August.  He was found in a shed at Cholderton the next morning, sleeping upon some hay and straw, with the bundle which contained the things stolen, under his head. – Death.
Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette, 12 March 1829

The sentence was later commuted to transportation for life.

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Description: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-15$init=CON18-1-15p104 A native of Bulford, Wilts, age 46, trade a ploughman. Blind in right eye. Prisoner No. 777.

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-30$init=CON31-1-30p9
Prison and hulk conduct good. Single, T.L. May 1838. Conditional Pardon, 9 Dec 1841.
Assignation Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-4$init=CON27-1-4p100
Assigned to Mr Thos. Reiby. Edward Macklin, age 46, Farm lab.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th April, 2019 made the following changes:


Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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