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Ephraim Vernon

Ephraim Vernon, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ephraim Vernon
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Mill worker
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Staffordshire. Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 416
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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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

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