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George Allen

George Allen, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Malicious wounding
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 272
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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Dianne Jones on 10th March, 2021 wrote:

CRIME: Maiming or wounding cattle. The transcript of his trial at the Old Bailey follows:

“137. GEORGE ALLEN was indicted, for that he on on the 30th of October, unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously, did maim and wound certain cattle, that is to say 2 calves, price 6l., the property of Thomas Wiltshire; against the Statute. &c.

Two other COUNTS, for maiming or wounding the said cattle.

MR. BODKIN conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS WILSHIRE [sic]: I am a farmer, and live at Pinner. On the 29th of October I had five calves; they were safe that night in a shed - three were loose and two tied up; the next morning I heard something and went to the shed; I found the door open and the calves gone, and two of their tails were left in the shed - they were the tails of the two which had been tied up; I found four of my calves at the foot of Harrow-hill, and one of them about one mile and a half another way - I have known the prisoner ever since he was a child; he has occasionally worked in the neighbourhood; I do not think he was in regular work -I had no quarrel with him.

JACOB BRADBURY: I keep the Red Lion, at Pinner. On Saturday, the 29th of October, Allen and some other man were at my house, which is about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor’s - they staid till a quarter after ten o’clock - Bigg and Dell were there; they all wenta way together.

JAMES DELL: I am a labourer, and live at Pinner. I was at the Red Lion that Saturday night; Allen and Bigg were there; we staid there till a quarter or half-past ten o’clock - we then went out, and stood about the bottom of the town till between eleven or twelve - we then went down the marsh, and Bagot proposed to go and let old Moore’s calves out; Bigg and I said we would have nothing to do with it - we all went down the marsh, and Bagot went into Wilshire’s yard; Allen and Hockley then went into the shed, and when they came out, Allen said “I have cut the b-rs tails off” - Bigg made answer and said “You are a d-d fool;” I did not say anything.

WILLIAM BIGG: I was there that night - I waited with Dell till Allen and Hockley went into the shed and came out again; Allen said “I have cut the b-r’s tails off;” I said “You are a d-d fool for so doing.”

WILLIAM SMITH TUTHELL: I am clerk to the Magistrate before whom the prisoner was brought. Here is the examination I took down, and this is the Magistrate’s signature - the prisoner said, “I did not say I had cut the b-r’s tails off;” I said “We had done so.”

THOMAS WILSHIRE [sic]: One of the tails were cut very short, and the other about half way; there was much blood from both.

GUILTY. Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years (see Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 March 2021), December 1831, trial of GEORGE ALLEN (t18311201-137).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 10th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

Dianne Jones on 10th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), crime

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