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George Ansell

George Ansell, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Ansell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 121 (63)
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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D Wong on 22nd February, 2019 wrote:

10/1/1831 Morning Post London, England:
MIDDLESEX SESSIONS.—George and Francis Ansell, two young men, brothers, who were rather respectably attired, were then placed at the bar, charged with stealing a pocket -handkerchief from the person of Edward Johnston Manley, on the 15 of December, at the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, when the Prosecutor was attending the County Meeting which was held at the place above mentioned.  Mr. Manley having stated that he missed the handkerchief on the occasion in question, a constable was produced, who deposed that he saw the Prisoner, George Ansell, put his hand into the pocket of the Prosecutor, remove the handkerchief, and hand it to his brother, who was seen by one of the Headboroughs to drop it on the step leading to the door of entrance.  They were both immediately found Guilty.

Francis Ansell was also on board.

George Ansell was 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Castleton, Surrey.

Parents; George Ansell, a calico printer at mile end road, and Sophia Garstin, Castleton, Surrey.
2 brothers and 5 sisters.

George was single, 5’7½” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes, several moles on right arm.

Occupation: Calico printer and labourer.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. W. Steele.

1835: TOL
3/1/1838: (newspaper date) COF

14/9/1838 Hobart Town Courier:
George Ansell committed for trial, for killing and stealing a boar - sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Last entry on his conduct record - RUN.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Year; 1841
No; 448
Name; George Ansell
Ship; Larkins - October 1831
Noted against name; ABSCONDED;

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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