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Edward Alders (c. 1801–1886)

Edward Alders, a labourer, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing fruit. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Eliza. He was described as being 5 feet 5¼ inches (166 cms) tall, with a fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was forwarded to Parramatta for distribution. In 1822 he was working in a road party in Liverpool. He was granted a ticket of leave on 12 August 1824. In 1825 he was working as a labourer at Bathurst.

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c. 1801
London, Middlesex, England


29 April, 1886 (aged ~ 85)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years