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George Arnold

George Arnold, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Arnold
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Buckingham, Aylesbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 290
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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Community Contributions

Leonie Dolley on 20th April, 2013 wrote:

George was transported for shooting and wounding. He stated he shot at Mr Nixon for seducing his wife. He had lost part of the roof of his mouth from a shooting accident. He received a conditional pardon 1\12\1856.

Nell Murphy on 10th May, 2016 wrote:

Aged 30yrs; carpenter/joiner; can read & write; Church of England.
Native place: Stoney, Stratford.
Married, wife Sarah, Aylesbury.  1 child.
Father: George
Mother: Rose
Brother: William
Sisters: Lucy & Louisa

Nell Murphy on 10th May, 2016 wrote:

Brother: Simpkin

Death notice for a George Simpkin Arnold 2 Sep 1860 male, aged 39yrs; carpenter. Found drowning in Derwent River, Hobart. Died in hospital. Traces of arsenic poison found on him.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 20th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1820, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 10th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000)

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