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Edward Weller, one of 168 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 14 April 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th December, 1845
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 169 (86)
||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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D Wong on 8th September, 2014 wrote:
Home Office: Criminal Petitions, Series I.
Prisoner name: Edward Weller [the younger]. Prisoner occupation: Resident of [Coldharbour, Dorking, Surrey]. Court and date of trial: Surrey Summer Assizes, July 1825. Crime: Highway Robbery on the person of John Weller.
Initial sentence: Death recorded and commuted to transportation for life. Gaoler’s report: ‘Character in gaol - unknown, on board Leviathan [convict hulk] - good’. ‘The gaoler has this day (17 April 1827) reported that he is a man of very bad character’.
Annotated: ‘Transport’. Petitioner(s): 30 inhabitants of [Coldharbour] known to the convict since infancy [some] of whom were his former employers. Edward Weller (the convict) signed by nine inhabitants of Coldharbour. John Weller (prosecutor) [of Dudley, Worcestershire]. Grounds for clemency: Previous good character; he was in bad company and intoxicated at the time of the offence; he was mistakenly identified as the robber; his distressed and aged parents were dependent upon him for support.
1836: TOL Windsor
14/6/1837: TOL Passport, on recommendation of the Penrith Bench.
25/7/1840: TOL Passport, on recommendation of the Penrith Bench.
9/12/1845: Edward Weller died on board the Schooner Susan on her passage from the Clarence River.
No marriage found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th September, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 9th December, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime