Edward Read (d.1792)

EDWARD READ was a convict who was tried and convicted at Suffolk, England and sentenced to seven years transportation in 1787. READ arrived with the Third Fleet per Matilda (1791) on 1 August 1791 but did not survive long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta as “EDWARD REED, Convict” [sic] just five months later on 8 January 1792.


  • Alternate: EDWARD REED (c.f. burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Convict

# Trial Place: Suffolk, England

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Matilda (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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