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Edward Childs was born 1814 in Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom to Edward Childs (1782-1851) and Sarah Miles (c1775-1836) and died 24 November 1891 Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes.

Edward Childs was born in 1814 in Felsted, Essex, England. He was a lath splitter. He was transported to Australia as a convict in 1837 after maiming someone in a public house. He was having a row with his father at the time. His mother had died the year before so there may have been friction in the family. He arrived in Sydney on board The Waterloo in February 1838. He was given a ticket of leave in May 1843 as long as he remained in Port Macquarie and he was freed totally in June 1849, when he was given a Certificate Of Freedom. Edward remained in New South Wales. He became a shoemaker, married and had one known daughter. He died in November 1891 in an asylum in Parramatta, NSW.

The asylum registers say he was a widower with a daughter, but her name was not mentioned.

Edward was buried in Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney. The Anglican section.



Siblings


Offspring of Edward Childs (1782-1851) and Sarah Miles (c1775-1836)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Childs (1811-1876) 1811 Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom January 1876 Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom Samuel Livermore (c1810-1882)
Edward Childs (1814-1891) 1814 Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom 24 November 1891 Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Childs (1814-1875)

Residences

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • Parramatta Asylum records stating he was a widower. More research is to be done into who his wife was. Estimated to have married inbetween 1845 and 1870.
¶ Death
  • Parramatta Asylum Death Registers. Edward Childs aged 74, born Felsted, England, had been transported in 1838, widower, shoemaker, one daughter, address unknown.

While his parents are know through other research, death cert says "Parents Unknown". Edward seemed to live by himself when admitted to the asylum so probably never gave info on his parents.



Robin Patterson, Benny1982

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