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Edward Piper

Edward Piper, one of 297 convicts transported on the Nile, Canada and Minorca, June 1801

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Piper
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1809
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile, Canada and Minorca
Departure date: June, 1801
Arrival date: 14th December, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 296
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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Denis Pember on 14th February, 2016 wrote:

PART Transcript of Trial of Edward and Francis Piper (brothers) at the Old Bailey 3rd December 1800. (transcript 18001203-33)....
FRANCIS PIPER and EDWARD PIPER were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of November, eight hundred pounds weight of flax, value 35l. the property of Hugh Atkins.
(## There is then a long and quite involved case about the two brothers stealing a huge amount of flax from a lighter as it came ashore from the ship Minerva. This transcript is well worth the read - Old Bailey, online database.)
The prisoners did not say any thing in their defence, but called five witnesses, who gave them a good character.
Francis Piper, GUILTY , aged 30.
Edward Piper , GUILTY , aged 35.
Transported for seven years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2016 wrote:

Edward was married to Dulcibella Goodwin, in 1792, well before he was tried. The couple had 3 children when he was tried. Dulcibella and the children also came on “Minorca” to the colony and the couple had at least 1 more child in NSW.

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; Muster of New South Wales 1805-1806:
[Ref A3420] Edward Piper, Minorca, P TL Self Employed.
[Ref A3571] Dulcibella Piper, Came Free, Minorca, with Edward Piper.
[Ref C0968] Dulcibella Piper, Married in England, 2 male and 1 female children (legitimate).
also Edwards brother….
[Ref [A3438] Frances Piper, Minorca, P TL, Richards, Hawkesbury.

Edward died in 1809.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1766 (prev. 1776)

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