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George Atkinson

George Atkinson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Asia, 12 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Atkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Yorkshire Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 12th April, 1841
Arrival date: 21st August, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 305 (154)
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 14th September, 2018 wrote:

11/4/1840 Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser Yorkshire, England:

George Atkinson, Thomas Atkinson, his brother, a returned transport, John Sanderson, and George Sanderson, his brother, a private in the third battalion of grenadier guards, all young men of athletic make, were brought up in custody of Thomas Ellington Collinson, chief officer of police at Boronghbridge, and Samuel Winn, chief officer of the city and liberty of Ripon, in Yorkshire, and placed at the bar before Mr. Gregorie, the first three prisoners charged with committing four daring burglaries in Yorkshire, each attended with great personal violence, and the last-mentioner prisoner with having received part of the produce of the said robberies, well knowing it to have been stolen…..
The prisoners (that is, those charged with the burglaries) have long been known in the North and West Riding of Yorkshire, as daring thieves, and are said to have committed several “crack” robberies in London.

John Sanderson and George Atkinson arrived VDL per ‘Asia 1841’
George Sanderson was on the ‘Lady Raffles’ with Thomas Atkinson.

George Atkinson was listed as 37 years old on arrival - brother of Thomas Atkinson (Lady Raffles) - Born Rockliffe.

1st regiment grenadier guards 5 years.
“I purchased my discharge 9 years ago last november, I gave 20 pounds for my discharge.

George was 5’11¾” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, black inclined to red whiskers, brown eyes, literate, had been a Soldier, blue mark over left eye, breast and arms hairy.

Married: Wife Ann at London, a nurse in St Martins hospital, 2 children.

Father: Dennis, labourer, Rippon.
Brothers: Thomas, Dennis and John
Sister: Isabella - at native place.

28/8/1849: TOL
5/3/1850: TOL revoked, absent from Muster.
2/4/1850: TOL
31/5/1853: CP

No date: Application to bring out family CO386/154 Reel 987 p111

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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