Family name(s) EDWARDS
Given name(s) William
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation Brickmaker
Age when departed England 34
Trial date 00 January 1784
Trial place Westminster, London
Crimes Stealing clothing
Value of crimes 0 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Friendship
Date left colony
Date of Death 25 December 1792


Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.In June 1789 his rations were reduced to two thirds for three months after an attempt to defraud stores of 34 pounds of meat. On 15 August 1789 he received 50 lashes for being in a hut “having no business there”. He received another 50 in October 1789 for insolence and a further 100 in February 1790 for the theft of three pounds of bread.