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Edward Yardley (1794–1820)

We are sorry to report the loss of the small colonial sloop William Broughton, Thomas Crump owner, in a boisterous gale on the 8th instant a few miles south of Botany Bay Heads. She was laden with wheat and corn; and what renders the account more distressing, is to report the loss of three lives, namely, George Colston master; James Carney one of the crew; and Edward Yarley [Yardley], a settler at Hawkesbury, who leaves a wife and two children to lament his premature end.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Yearley, Edward
  • Yarley, Edward

1 April, 1794
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


8 July, 1820 (aged 26)
at sea

Cause of Death


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