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Ephraim Vernon, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 416
||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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Ronald Hurdus on 11th October, 2014 wrote:
Ephraim was christened at Tunstall, Staffordshire, England 20 Jul 1828. son of John Vernon a grocer and corn dealer. Transported after his 3rd conviction. Married Mary Crane at Norbury, Cheshire, England whilst both were still minors. After his transportation his wife Mary would have nothing more to do with him and declared herself a widow. When her daughter Eliza married William Hurdus (my Grandfather) She went to live as housekeeper to them until she died in 1901 without ever acknowledging a husband in Tsmania. Ephraim does not seem to have remarried and I have circumstantial evidence that he died in New Zealand 04 May 1900. Even after his freedom he appears in Tasmanian Police Records a few times - one notable event is in 1861 his “losing” 200 sheep!! Oatlands, Tas. Ron Hurdus 11 Oct 2014.
Ronald Hurdus on 2nd August, 2015 wrote:
I sent for what seemed to be the death certificate of an Ephraim Vernon in Hobart 1888. However it appears he was not the correct person. This was a Wheelwright. The convict Ephraim Vernon ended up in Auckland, New Zealand where he died 04 May 1900. He is in the Electoral Records for New Zealand practicing the trade he had on board the Pestonjee Bomanjee (Baker). Ron Hurdus 02 Aug 2015
Convict Changes History
Ronald Hurdus on 11th October, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1900 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime