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Edward Fisher (1751–1838)

Edward Fisher was sentenced to seven years transportation on 30 July 1788 at the Stafford Assizes. He arrived in Sydney in July 1791 aboard the Matilda as part of the Third Fleet. He was sent to Norfolk Island on the Mary Ann in August. From at least 1798 Elizabeth lived with Edward Fisher; they were married on 26 July 1802. In December 1798 he purchased land from his future father-in-law Thomas Gregory.

In December 1807 Edward moved with his family to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Porpoise, leaving behind a 33 acre farm. They were granted land at Sandy Bay, Hobart, where they are commemorated by Fisher's Ave. By 1819 they had 85 acres and Edward was also listed as a constable. He died at Sandy Bay on 23 August 1838.

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Sedgley, Staffordshire, England


23 August, 1838 (aged ~ 87)
Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years