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George Apsey

George Apsey, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Apsey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 23rd August, 1832
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 289 (147). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2014 wrote:

George Apsey was convicted at Dorset on 13/03/1829 for stealing wearing apparel. 7yr sentence. Gaol Report: bad. Previously in gaol for 3mths for leaving his Master.  Hulk Report: good.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Sir Charles Forbes’, arriving July 1830.

Native Place of birth: Plymouth, born abt 1809.
Single; labourer’ 5’9”; aged 21yrs.

Assignments of service in the Colony:
30/03/1831: Jennings - drunk. 21days Tread Wheel - suspended.
13/06/1831: Jennings - drunk, in Hobart. 7 days Tread Wheel.
20/08/1831: Jennings - drunk and fight inn-keeper at Walfords Public House. 25 lashes.
20/06/1832: Capt. Bell - insolent. Remanded.
02/07/1832: Capt. Bell - insolent and make false accusation against Master - imprisonment with 6mths hard labour on a road party gang.

23/08/1832: died at hospital, Hobart Town. Buried.

Maureen Withey on 28th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Burial Record , https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1$init=RGD34-1-1p123
George Epsey,  abode, from hospital, Hobart Town; buried 4 Aug 1832,  age 22, ship, Sir Charles Forbes, convict.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 289 (147). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 289 (

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