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Edward Metcalfe

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Metcalfe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,103,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th November, 2012 wrote:

Edward Metcalfe was convicted at Dublin City on 02/03/1844 for stealing 2 coats. 7yr transportation sentence - to Van Diemens Land, on the ‘Cadet’ arriving 24/08/1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th December, 2012 wrote:

Gaol Report: very bad, quarrelsome. Convicted before for stealing fowls.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: middling

Native Place: Dublin
Brother: Thomas
Sisters: Mary, Anne, Martha

5’2”; Roman Catholic; trade - a farmer; 19yrs of age: dk brown hair; grey eyes; fresh complexion, freckled.

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang: Jerusalem, VDL. Emerged from gang 07/10/1846.
Several records of misconduct and punishments including imprisonment, chains and Port Arthur penal settlement.

Assignments included: Richmond, Bothwell, New Town, Huon, Elizabeth St. Hobart, Tunbridge, Campbell Town, Impression Bay, Melville St. Hobart, Clarence Plains.  A couple of stays in hospital.

Free Certificate 08/03/1857.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th November, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1824, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th December, 2012 made the following changes:

source, occupation

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