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Edward Priest

Edward Priest, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Priest
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1847
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 241 (122) Craig James Smee 'Births and Baptisms Marriages and Defacto Relationships Deaths and Burials New South Wales 1788-1830
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

Debby M Ryan on 21st February, 2017 wrote:

Was sentenced to death April 1815 for theft of sheep but commuted to life- may have had previous convictions

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 wrote:

Edward married Elizabeth (Flanagan/Chapman)) at St Phillips Sydney in 1817 & produced 12 children.

Edward and Elizabeth (Flanagan/Chapman)s children (10of) were:
1.Ann Susannah (Priest) born & baptised St Philips Sydney in 1817.
2.Mary Ann Sophia (Priest) born & baptised St Philips Sydney in 1819.
3.Emmeline (Priest) born in 1821, baptised age7months Christ Church Newcastle in 1822.
4.Edward William (Priest) born in 1824, baptised age7months Christ Church Newcastle in 1825.  He died in 1830 age7.
5.twin Sarah (Priest) born in 1824, baptised age5weeks Christ Church Newcastle in 1825.
6.twin Susannah (Priest) born in 1824, baptised age5weeks Christ Church Newcastle in 1825.
7.Catherine (Priest) born in 1826.
8.Elizabeth Etheland (Priest) born & baptised Christ Church Newcastle in 1827.
9.James (Priest) born in 1828, baptised age1 Christ Church Newcastle in 1829.
10.George William (Priest) born & baptised Christ Church Newcastle in 1830.

Elizabeth (Flanagan/Chapman) is mentioned in Website of William (Chapman) from PITT on this Website.

Convict Changes History

Alex Priest on 9th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1782, date of death 1847, gender, occupation

Debby M Ryan on 21st February, 2017 made the following changes:

crime

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 241 (122) Craig James Smee 'Births and Baptisms Marriages and Defacto Relationships Deaths and Burials New South Wales 1788-1830 (prev. Australian Join

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