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George Atkins

George Atkins, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Atkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: 18th September, 1826
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 161 (81)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.
No;
Age; 28.  Estimated Birth year; 1793
Single
Protestant
Native Place: Hert? - Unable to read
Calling; Waterman
Date of Trial: Middlesex. 12 September 1821.
Calling;
Offence
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 inches
Complexion: Unable to read
Hair: Light
Eyes; Blue
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Old Bailey Proceedings Online
September 1821, trial of GEORGE ATKINS (t18210912-221).
GEORGE ATKINS, Theft > pocketpicking, 12th September 1821.
1270. GEORGE ATKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , one watch, value 14 s.; one seal, value 1 s., and two keys, value 1 d., the property of Anthony Carvile , from his person .

ANTHONY CARVILE . I am a seaman . The prisoner came out of the London-docks , with a pipe in his hand - he passed me, came back, threw his pipe down, pushed me, and took my watch out of my pocket - he got away with it.

JOSEPH KING . I was in the Red Lion, public-house, Nightingale-lane, I saw the prisoner there, he followed me and the prosecutor out, and by the London-docks he turned back; I saw him push the prosecutor down and snatch his watch - I followed and secured him, and with assistance, took the watch from him. Two or three came up and said, “Knock him down.” I was obliged to let him go - he was taken next day. I am sure he is the man, he was quite sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN CLIFTON . I am a patrol. About half-past ten o’clock, I was informed of the robbery, and had a description of the man, I took him in half-an-hour; he said the man had got his watch again and it was nothing to me - he was sober.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was very much in liquor. The man said at the office that somebody else took it.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
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1823 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Page 32 - ?
Name;  George Atkins
Ship: Guildford 5
No;—-
Where and by whom convicted.  Windsor A Bell Esq.
Sentence: Renewal of Original Sentence
Date of Conviction; 21 April 1823

Noted against his name; Supposed to be drowned in a ? vessel 18 September 1826 at Port Macquarie
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1823 - 14 May.
Event Description: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally”
Comments: Per “Guildford”, 1822
Where and by whom convicted.  Windsor A Bell Esq.
Sentence: Renewal of Original Sentence
Date of Conviction; 21 April 1823
Calling; Waterman
Ship: Guildford 5
Original Where, When & Sentence. London, 12 September 1821. 7 years.
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1824 - 8 Oct.
Event Description: On list of prisoners having arrived from Port Macquarie per “Fame” to be returned per “Sally”

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th September, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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