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Edward Walsh

Edward Walsh, one of 160 convicts transported on the John Renwick, 24 November 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Walsh
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Special Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: John Renwick
Departure date: 24th November, 1842
Arrival date: 10th April, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 244
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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Rita on 17th February, 2016 wrote:

Five men from Manchester were convicted of having stolen 5s (5 shillings) (25p) from Thomas Snibson, after they had entered his shop on Oldham Road, and, in a threatening manner stole the 5s. When passing the sentence the Judge stated that they had been convicted of a robbery committed in company, under circumstances of very great aggravation. The Judge did not know whether they took part in the 1842 strike and riot or not, but they had taken advantage of the confusion to plunder shopkeepers in the town, for which they were to be greatly punished.  The sentence of the Court was that they be transported, beyond the seas, for a term of 15 years. These men were made examples of: 15 years imprisonment for 1s each. On 24 November 1842 all five of these men were aboard the “John Renwick” for its voyage to Van Diemen’s Land.

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