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Edward Mayes

Edward Mayes, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Mayes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 30th June, 1886
Age: -

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: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 513 (259)
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 26th October, 2012 wrote:

Edward Mays was 33 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was single, 5’0 1/4” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, sallow complexion, windmill on right arm, and his native place was Bradfield, Suffolk.

He stole 17/6 from his master.

18/10/1853: TOL
27/10/1856: COF

1854: Married Margaret Quinn (Midlothian).

1863: Married Elizabeth Pearce (B1834) in Launceston, they had 2 children Elizabeth 1866 and Thomas Edward 1870.

30/6/1886: Edward died at the age of 68.  He was residing in Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 30th June, 1886, gender, occupation, crime

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