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Edward Tarlton

Edward Tarlton, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Tarlton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 27th November, 1887
Age: 68 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 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 10th August, 1842
Arrival date: 28th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 390 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 176
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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Evan Moore on 20th May, 2017 wrote:

Edward Tarleton aged 24 was sentenced in The Central Criminal Court London on Monday 25/10/1841 ref number T18411025-2755 after pleading guilty, was to be transported to the colonies for 7 years for the theft of two spoons.
There was two other indictments against the prisoner on the same day, ( Poss also convicted for stealing a plate.)
He was transported to Tasmania on board the “Moffat” (3rd voyage to Australia), sailed from Portsmouth England on the 14/8/1842 and arrived 28/11/1842, he could read and write, he has been shown to be a law clerk, writer and school master.

D Wong on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
EDWARD TARLTON, Theft > simple larceny, 25th October 1841.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Transportation
EDWARD TARLTON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of September, 2 spoons, value 4s. 4d., the goods of Thomas Garlick: to which he pleaded
GUILTY. Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.
(There were two other indictments against the prisoner.)

Edward was listed as 24 years old on arrival in VDL - birth dates of 1817, 1818 and 1819 found. 

Edward was born in West Smithfield, London.
He was 5’2” tall, fair complexion, dark brown hair, brown whiskers, dark brown eyes, long nose, large lips thick, medium chin, scar on left hand, 2 scars on forefinger left hand, mole on breast, stout made, mole on right arm above elbow, could read and write, single.

Occupation: Clerk and law writer to Mr. Stone.

Father: Edward
Mother: Mary
No siblings listed.

8/9/1846: TOL

30/11/1845: Permission to marry Mary Williams (Garland Grove).
6/1/1846: Married at th Penitentiary Church, Hobart Town.  He was 27, a Clerk, Mary was 24, a spinster.

23/2/1847: Death of Edward Tarleton, aged 9 months, died of teething, death registered at Bothwell.

27/2/1852: Steerage passenger per ‘Vixen’ Launceston to Melbourne. Free by servitude.

23/8/1853: Birth of Edward Tarleton at Bothwell.  Edward Snr. listed as a Schoolmaster.
List of children born from the Colonial Family website:
TARLETON FREDERICK 1847 - Died 15/4/1883 of Disease of the brain, he was 36, a mariner.

1848 Cencus: Was at Bothwell.

9/1/1852: Free Certificate.

September 1866: Had a shop in Elizabeth Street - a Julia Glasson was caught stealing boots from the shop.

1870: Declared insolvent - link to papers:

9/10/1880 The Mercury Hobart:
ANOTHER STABBING CASE - A woman named Mary Tarleton was taken to the General Hospital last night by Constable Lynch, of the Municipal Police Force. His attention was called to her by screams which proceeded from the yard at the back of Mr Cook’s establishment in Elizabeth-street, where she resides. He found her sitting on the doorstep, bleeding from a wound in the side, which she stated had been caused by her husband stabbing her with a knife.
The wound was on the left side, and on examination by the House Surgeon, was found to be about one and a half inches deep, and
as the sufferer was very much debilitated, she was received as an in patient of the institution.
The husband, Edward Tarleton, was arrested and confined m the watch house He appeared to be perfectly sober, and when searched no knife was found upon him, but it appeared that he had plenty of time to get rid of any weapon.
He will be brought up at the Police Office this morning to answer to the charge.

13/10/1880 The Mercury, Hobart:
THE STABBING CASE.-Mr. R. SARGENT applied to the Bench that Edward Tarleton, who had been remanded until Wednesday, on a charge of stabbing his wife, might be liberated on bail.
Two sureties of £10 each having been found the defendant was released.

14/10/1880 Launceston Examiner:
At the Police Court to-day, Edward Tarleton, who was remanded from Monday on a charge of stabbing his wife, was discharged through want of evidence to support the charge.

22/11/1887 The Mercury, Hobart:
THE HOSPITAL - An old man named Edward Tarleton was conveyed to the hospital yesterday afternoon by P.C. Howard,
suffering from severe illness. He had been shut up in his house in Market-street ever
since Saturday, and the police having been informed procured an order and burst open
the door. The poor old fellow was found to be in a very low state, and his removal to
the hospital having been affected he was attended by Dr. Lever, and detained there.

27/11/1887: Edward died at the General Hospital, Hobart, aged 65 of Pneumonia. Listed as a Dealer. Name spelt Tarleton.

29/12/1883: Mary Tarleton died in Liverpool Street, aged 62 years, of Debility, listed as a Dealer’s wife.

28/11/1887 The Mercury, Hobart:
TARLETON - On Sunday, November 27, at
Hobart, Edward Tarleton, after a short
illness in the 68th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, Market-street on Wednesday, the 30th last, at 9am for Corelian Hay Cemetery, when friends are invited to attend.

28/11/1887 Tasmanian News, Hobart:
INTESTACY. - The Chief Justice made an order to-day in Chambers directing the Curator of Intestate Estates to administer the estate of Edward Tarleton, deceased, who died intestate.

7/3/1888 The Mercury, Hobart:
TARLETON. — On Monday, March 5, at
Hobart, George, fourth son of the late
Edward Tarleton, in the 29th year of his
**George died at the General Hospital, Hobart, of TB.  He was 35 years old and listed as a Porter.

Convict Changes History

Evan Moore on 20th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th November, 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th October, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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