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Edward Mccarthy

Edward McCarthy, one of 290 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 25 January 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Mccarthy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 25th January, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd May, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 12
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

Leonie Dolley on 18th April, 2013 wrote:

Edward was 14 when he was transported .He stated that three men put him into a house because they forgot their key a bit of money was taken and the men got away. He had no other offences. He received his certificate of freedom 1853.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 18th April, 2013 made the following changes:

surname Mccarthy (prev. McCarthy), date of birth 1830, gender, occupation, crime

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