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Edward Steel

Edward Steel, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Steel
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 120
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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Anonymous on 21st February, 2012 wrote:

In the broadsheet of the Glasgow Circuit, September 1826, Edward Steel is described as a ‘man of colour’.

Anonymous on 21st February, 2012 wrote:

This could possibly be the same Edward Steel, convict, who is mentioned in Robyn Annear’s book Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne (p 93). She writes that while working as a convict on the construction of the first Melbourne roads he had the job of "scourger" - the person responsible for flogging other convicts who were guilty of misconduct.

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