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Edwards, Daniel (c. 1769–?)

Daniel Edwards (1767- ), a tailor of Billericay, Essex, was found guilty on 2 Oct 1787 at the Chelmsford Quarter Sessions, of the theft of a number of items from John Hessell, a victualler. Sentenced to seven years transportation, in the following year he was removed to the hulk Justitia and embarked to New South Wales on the transport Neptune on 12 November 1789, arriving in the colony in June 1790.

In the year after his arrival, he may (or his namesake, Daniel Edwards, tried at Middlesex and transported on the Suprize) have married Martha Bates who was also transported on the Neptune. No record has survived of either man. By 1806 his wife was living with another man.

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'Edwards, Daniel (c. 1769–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/edwards-daniel-30226/text37510, accessed 11 May 2021.

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Birth

c. 1769
Essex, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years