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Edward Armfield (1786–1866)

Edward Armfield was sentenced to seven years transportation for shoplifting nine pairs of gold ear-rings, value 2pds. 5s. and two odd gold ear-rings, value 5s. from a jeweller's. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Earl Cornwallis in 1801. He married Elizabeth Wells in 1822.

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  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 1866, p 1

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15 September, 1866 (aged ~ 80)
Berrima, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years