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Edward Pettifer

Edward Pettifer, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Pettifer
Aliases: Smith, John (Alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1826
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 238
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

Anonymous on 21st March, 2012 wrote:

Edward Pettifer was found guilty of stealing a handkerchief.

From Oldbaileyonline: James Morgan and Edward Pettifer were indicted for stealing, on the 6th June, a handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of John Radford, from his person.

Morgan - guilty, Aged 14.

Pettifer - guilty, Age 15.

19/7/1825: On return of convicts who have money saved in the Bank of New South Wales.m(Col.Sec.)

Edward Pettifer died in 1826 at the age of 21. (Cannot find any other details.)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 21st March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1826-00-00, gender m

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