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George Allcorn, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||5th January, 1794
||'ploman' & farm labourer
|Date of Death:
||26th January, 1867
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Tasmanian Archives. https://www.orphanschool.org.au/
||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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Mark Gould on 18th November, 2016 wrote:
He was married to Frances Relph
Nell Murphy on 3rd October, 2019 wrote:
George ALLCORN was convicted at Sussex, England on 10 Dec 1831 for receiving stolen goods. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “York” arriving 29 Dec 1832. Ship surgeon’s report: “quiet”.
Aged 40 yrs; ploughman & farmer; dark complexion; dk brown hair, to grey; Hazel eyes; 5’11” height;
Married man, wife Frances (Fanny), 3 children (born in England)
Wife at native place of Uckfield, Sussex.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to Mr. Gunn, Esq.
1833: at Launceston
12 April 1834: Stealing vegetables and fruit from his Master’s garden. 12 mths imprisonment, with hard labour, in Chain Gang.
Wife Fanny and the three children, Maria, Edward & George came out to Tasmania from England in the 1834. As it would have been very difficult to survive as a family, the Edward and Maria were admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town, Hobart. Edward aged 6 yrs; Maria aged 9 yrs. Discharged to parents 1835 & 1836. (ref. SWD28/)
Further children born in Tasmania:
Louisa ALCORN b. 1836 but died 1839 aged 3yrs. Influenza. (ref. TA 35/1/1 74)
Frances Honor ALCORN (incorrectely indexed as “Alcon”) born 27 Mar 1839 at Hobart. Parents - George & Frances ALCON (ALCORN). (ref. 32/1/3 no. 45)
A Frances H ALCORAN married James Henry WARD in 1861 at Hobart which is most probably this Frances although her name is indexed as above.
Ann Jane ALLCORN b. 1840.
Ann married 3 Dec 1859 to Thomas Fletcher JONES, at Hobart. (ref. 37/1/18 no. 166)
Son Edward, born England, married Susan GILMORE in 1853 at Hobart.
Edward, wife Susan moved to Victoria.
Maria & George ALLCORN also moved to Victoria.
DEATH of George ALLCORN:
26 Jan 1867 aged 74yrs. Gardener.Died Macquarie St. Hobart. Born England. Debility of old age. (ref. 35/1/7 no. 6580
Convict Changes History
Mark Gould on 18th November, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 5th January, 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th January, 1867 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 3rd October, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Tasmanian Archives. https://www.orphanschool.org.au/ (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO1