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Edward Memory

Edward Memory, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Memory
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 14th May, 1804
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-17,411,216,F,60. Old Bailey online 1836 & 1839 records.
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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Nell Murphy on 3rd January, 2018 wrote:

Edward MEMORY was convicted at the CCC, London on 21 Oct 1839 for uttering a forged shilling, at a Public House in York St. Westminster, London.
Previous similar offence in 1836 - prison sentence. Noted on Convict record that he had also been convicted in 1823 and had received a transportation sentence - served 6 yrs & 10mths in Bermuda.
Hulk Report: “bad” (does not state name of ship)
Transported, for this offence, to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Tortoise’ arriving Hobart Town 19 Feb 1842. Ship Surgeon’s Report: “orderly”.

Married man, wife Elizabeth but states he was a widower.  1 child recorded in Convict Indent record.
Age: 34yrs in 1842 upon arrival in VDL. CCC record however has him as 26yrs in 1839.
Trade - a Groom.
Protestant.
Not literate.
Height: 5’-1/4”
Fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes.
Tatoos: 2 wreaths, “Eliza Memory”.
Native place of birth: Oundle, England.
Mother: Mary (or Margaret)
Wife: Elizabeth (ref. Convict Indent record)

VDL:
2 yr Probation Period.
Impression Bay & Swan Port.
No notations of any misconduct. Stations included Perth (Tasmania), Lovely Banks (just north of Hobart), Spring Hill & Jerusalem (Tasmania).
Sick in hospital 1843.
Ticket of Leave granted 22 Aug 1845.
Certificate of Freedom 22 Oct 1846.

Erynne Baynes on 23rd April, 2018 wrote:

Edward MEMORY.
Born: 14 May 1804, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, Surrey, England.
Baptised: 01 Sep 1805, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, Surrey, England. Along with his younger brother, John MEMORY (born 13 Aug 1805).
Parents: Henry and Mary MEMORY. No further details known.

John MEMORY (1805-1888) is my 3xgrt grandfather.
Edward MEMORY 1804-?) is therefore my 4xgrt uncle.
I would appreciate ANY contact in reference to this family.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 3rd January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-17,411,216,F,60. Old Bailey online 1

Iris Dunne on 23rd April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 23rd April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 14th May, 1804 (prev. 1808)

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