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Edward Smith

Edward Smith, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Attorney
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 434
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

D Wong on 27th December, 2013 wrote:

Edward Smith was 24 years old when transported to NSW.  His native place was Bath.

10/6/1842: COF

He became the Chief Constable at Berrima, then on 11/9/1843 he was tried at Berrima for “Uttering a forged Order for £3.15.7.

He was gambling and took the chequed from Edward Morgan.  He stated there are ment at Port Arthur who I apprehended for bushranging.

1843: Edward was 31 years old, 5’9 1/4” tall, dark complexion, black to grey hair, brown to grey whiskers, light grey eyes.

March 1845: Free Pardon VDL.

9/5/1845: COF renewed - NSW Gov. Records.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, gender, occupation, crime

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