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Edward Wright

Edward Wright, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Salford Barracks Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 274
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th April, 2022 wrote:

1833 - 10 January 1833. Transported for 3 charges of insubordination. Threatening language to Captain French.
Previous Convictions; Selling his necessaries - Flogged, 300 Lashes. 17 years in the 85th Regiment. Knows Captain forester and Major Schaw ?well.

1834 -Indent No; 1756.
Trade; Blacksmith. Age; 40 years. Status; Single

1834 - Australian Convict Transportation Registers
Noted against name. DIED; V. D. L. - 18 July 1834

Died in the Colonial Hospital 15 July 1834.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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