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George Allcorn

George Allcorn, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Allcorn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th January, 1794
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 26th January, 1867
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Sussex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary 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/
Source description: 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

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