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Edward Taylor

Edward Taylor, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Hairdresser
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 468
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 15th March, 2017 wrote:

Edward Taylor was 34 years old on arrival, he was born near Petersfield, Hants.

Edward was convicted along with Sarah Allen (Emma Eugenia 1844) for ‘Assault and Robbery’.  This occurred in a public house; a person named Jefferies was robbed of £16; “I was acquitted of the robbery and got 15 years for the assault, Sarah Allen was found guilty on both charges.

Edward was 5’2 1/4” tall, could read and write, fresh complexion, light blue eyes, widowed with 2 children 5 & 7 years old - on the parish.

Brother: William

24/9/1850: TOL
11/1/1853: CP
22/3/1858: Free Certificate.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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