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Edward Turner, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
1st April, 1822
24th July, 1822
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 190 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 147 (75)
||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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Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 02 July 2021), February 1821, trial of RICHARD TURNER EDWARD TURNER (t18210214-59).
RICHARD TURNER, EDWARD TURNER, Theft > burglary, 14th February 1821.
398. RICHARD TURNER and EDWARD TURNER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Swan , about twelve o’clock in the night of the 4th of January , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, four chairs, value 8 s.; one table, value 6 s.; one chest of drawers, value 2 l.; 18 wine glasses, value 10 s.; 24 plates, value 1 l., and 70 books, value 2 l., his property .
JOHN SWAN . I live in Hans-place, Hackney-road . On the 24th of January, about three o’clock in the afternoon, I was going home and found the place broken open, and the property gone. I had not slept there the night before, having a lodging in the City-road; my furniture was there; I only left it for the evening - I missed the articles stated in the indictment. The house was entered through the kitchen window - Edward Turner ‘s father lives near me.
JAMES SALMON . I am a broker, living in Wheeler-street, Spitalfields, about a mile from the prisoners. On the 6th of January, the prisoners came to my shop, and offered to sell some blue and white plates. Richard said his father gave them to him, and that they had been in the family some time; I gave him 2 s. 6 d. - there were about eleven of them. He said, he had three or four articles in the furniture line, if I would walk home and look at them - he asked me 2 l. for them. He assured me his father gave them to him, as he was about to be married; but he was obliged to sell them to go into the country to his uncle. I offered one guinea and-a-half for them; he refused - I returned, and offered 2 s. more, which he refused. He took me to a house, which he called his own, near Shoreditch Church - both went, but Richard was the man I dealt with. About two hours after, he came and asked me to buy some books; he had them in his hand - I declined. He said,
“Can’t we agree for the other things?” I refused to give more, but gave them 1 s. to bring them, which they did that night. I paid them 1 l. 12 s. 6 d. for a chest of drawers, four chairs, and one wash-hand-stand table - it was twilight when they brought them. I sold all the things. I sent Mr. Swan to where I sold the drawers. I do not know who bought the other things.
MR. SWAN re-examined. I can swear to the drawers; I have had them four years, and gave 50 s. for them - the plates were blue and white.
RICHARD TURNER ‘S Defence. We got up to go a skaiting - these articles stood by the side of the prosecutor’s house; we stood there half an hour, then took them home, kept them two days, nobody claimed them, and we sold them.
EDWARD TURNER ‘S Defence. We found them in the road.
RICHARD TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 18.
EDWARD TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 22.
Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.
Transported for Seven Years.
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.
Richard Turner was transported to VDL on Lord Hungerford.
Richard’s parents made a Criminal petition on his behalf.
HO 17/25/391821 Feb 27
Prisoner name(s): Richard Turner.
Prisoner details: Aged 18 years.
Court and date of trial: Old Bailey Sessions, February 1821.
Crime: Stealing in a dwelling house.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Annotated (Outcome): Nil.
Petitioner(s): Richard and Grace Turner, the prisoner’s parents, undersigned by John Swan, the prosecutor, and 21 others.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): This is the prisoner’s first offence; request imprisonment in Penitentiary.
It is possible that Richard and Edward were brothers or maybe cousins?
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 made the following changes: