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Edward Walker

Edward Walker, one of 290 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 25 January 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Walker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Shoe & bootmaker
Date of Death: 22nd August, 1877
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 25th January, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd May, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 3 (3)
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

Amanda Walker on 6th November, 2013 wrote:

Edward married Maria Lawley (convict, ‘Tasmania’ 1844) at Cullenswood, Tasmania in 1849. They had 13 children together and also raised Maria’s son from an earlier indiscretion.

D Wong on 7th November, 2013 wrote:

Edward was born in Shoreditch and was 20 years old when convicted of robbing his employer of Boots.

Edward was 5’5 1/4” tall, illiterate, single, protestant, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, pockpitted, scars.

20/10/1845: Emerged from Gang
27/6/1848: TOL
7/1/1851: COF

Amanda Walker on 7th November, 2013 wrote:

Convict Permission to Marry 24 November 1848 CON52/1/3 p474. Tasmanian Archives Online http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=5
Arrival Date: 2 May 1844. Tasmanian Archives Online

Convict Changes History

Amanda Walker on 6th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 22nd August, 1877, occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823, gender

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