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Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Denbigh Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 30th June, 1845
Arrival date: 15th October, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 319 (161). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-72,308,228,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th October, 2013 wrote:

Edward Roberts was convicted at Denbigh, Wales on 18/03/1845 for stealing a silver spoon. 7yr sentence. Previous conviction.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Equestrian 2’ arriving 15/10/1845.

Aged 37yrs; native place - Denbigh; shoemaker; 5’5 1/4”; Protestant; can read & write; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes; single.

Mother: Jane
Brothers: Thomas & Joshua
Sisters: Alice & Margaret

Station Gang: Dover (southern Tasmania) 15mths.

Ticket of Leave 15/05/1849

Free Certificate 19/03/1852

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1807, gender, occupation, crime

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