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George Ainsley, one of 158 convicts transported on the Eliza, 25 June 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Durham and Sadberge Assizes
25th June, 1828
18th November, 1828
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 157 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 420
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 wrote:
ADM 101/23/5B . Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Eliza for 10 June 1828 to 22 April 1830 1829 by James Patton, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in transporting convicts from Woolwich and Sheerness to New South Wales.
Folios 38-42: Between 12 October to 8 November 1828 upwards of 40 cases of dysentery (all prisoners) were placed on the sick list. The attacks of dysentery were so violent resulting in the death of several men, John Oakes, prisoner, aged 19; William Storey aged 18; George Ainsley, aged 25; John Waddington, aged 35; John Whittaker, aged 40) in the short space of four days.
Folios 42-44: Further dysentery cases, John Mosely, aged 25, prisoner; William Wilson, aged 19, prisoner, and John Smoth, aged 30, prisoner along with another 22 cases placed on the sick list.
Folio 47: Surgeon’s general remarks. States that the high number of dysenteric cases was due to two causes, the unusual length of the voyage 143 days on salt provisions and the ship sailing very indifferently; and from the cold, damp and rain.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m