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Edward Plummer

Edward Plummer, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Plummer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 20th June, 1888
Age: 88 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 116
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

Robert Ross Bray on 11th January, 2012 wrote:

Edward served his time in Port Arthur Tasmania, upon release he went to Port Adelaide South Australia on vessell Industry, He went to Woodside where he married (Emma Pollard Hancock)2nd wife, left Sarah Readon and Sophie Auguste + 2 children when convicted.
Edward & Emma in Australia had 8 children most of whom went minning in Broken Hill. I am a great grandchild looking for U.K. detail on Edward if anyone can help, rossco.bray@hotmail.com.

Anonymous on 16th January, 2012 wrote:

Poaching and stealing part of a sheep. Refer S.A. Register(Newspaper)Thursday Nov 27 1856 page 3, with John Morris & John Carter found guilty in SA Supreme court sentenced 7 years in Yatala Gaol.

Ross Bray on 30th July, 2012 wrote:

Seek two U.K. wives of Edwrad Parnell and Rissan,
also seek newspaper Bury & Norwich Post 13th February 1833 court report for detail

Ross Bray

Judy Pitt on 9th August, 2019 wrote:

Death:  Died at Woodside, S.A. [District of Nairne, Book 171 Page 388]
Marriage:  Trinity Church, Adelaide, S.A. [District of Adelaide, Book 21 Page 113].  Both widowed. 
Children with Emma:
Isabel 1847-07-22 Port Road, Adelaide
Henry 1849-12-22 Tenterden Adelaide [Woodville Sth
Charles 1854-02-13 Adelaide
George 1859-10-31 Adelaide
Anna Elizabeth 1861-09-17 Adelaide]
Helen 1865-04-12, Died 1865-04-15 Woodside, S.A.
David 1868-01-31 Woodside, S.A.

Convict Changes History

Robert Ross Bray on 11th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-00-00, date of death 1888-00-00, gender m

Judy Pitt on 9th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th June, 1888 (prev. 1888)

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