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Edward Plaster

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Plaster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1861
Age: 40 years

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 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 388
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

Ann Marie Gould on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

drowned in the Derwent trying to rescue another man

Maureen Withey on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-17$init=CON33-1-17p269
4142 Pn.  Edward Plaster, Tried Somerset, Wells Q.S. 29 March 1841, 10 yrs. Transported for Stealing potatoes. Gaol report. Convicted once of a felony and once for a trespass. Hulk report Good. Single Stated this offence, Stealing potatoes Pro. Jno Treasegot?  3 bask once for Trespass 7 once for a donkey, 6 months. Single.
Age 21, F. Labourer, Native place, Hocks Lane, Somerset.
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Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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