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Edmund Welch

Edmund Welch, one of 230 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 06 April 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edmund Welch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1826
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 10th February, 1909
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Northampton Borough General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 6th April, 1842
Arrival date: 28th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 67 (35)
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

Debbie O'[hanlon on 30th November, 2011 wrote:

Edmund died in Malmsbury Victoria. He married Anorah Hennessy. Edmund and Anorah had 10 children.

Claire Girardi on 13th June, 2020 wrote:

When Edmund Welch was born on 25 December 1826 in Weedon Lois, Northamptonshire, his father, Jonas, was 39 and his mother, Sophie, was 36. Edmund’s Mother died when he was just 10yo which would have created enormous family hardship. At the age of 14 he was convicted of stealing a brooch (which he denied) and sentenced to transportation to Van Diemens land for 15years Hard Labour. His sentence was commuted to 7 years. He arrived in 1843 on the ‘Elphingstone’. He was listed as working as a miner in Lauriston Vic in . He married Hanorah HENNESSY in 1858. They had ten children in 16 years. He died on 10 February 1909 in Lauriston, Victoria, having lived a long life of 82 years. Both his sons William and Robert died in the same year.

Convict Changes History

Debbie O'[hanlon on 30th November, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

Claire Girardi on 13th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th December, 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th February, 1909 (prev. 0000), occupation

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