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George Jennings Ball

George Jennings Ball, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Jennings Ball
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 8th November, 1828
Age: 26 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: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Southampton (Town) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 21st September, 1826
Arrival date: 14th February, 1827
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 HO11/6, Page Number 82 Southampton Record Office D/PM/5/2/11/1 Ancestry Convict Indents. Convicts Moreton Bay.
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

Cheryl Butler on 28th May, 2019 wrote:

behaviour in prison very bad having tried to break out twice. His former course of life has been very bad he having been transported a short time since from the Island of Jersey
In God’s House Gaol, Southampton

D Wong on 29th May, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury and Winchester Journal Wiltshire, England
16 Jan 1826:
Southampton
George Jennings Ball was convicted stealing telescope the property of Mr. Andrew Jacob, and a clothes brush the property of Mr. Samuel Turner.

George Jennings Ball was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Guernsey.

Occupation: Cabinet maker/Joiner.

George was literate, protestant, single, 5’0½” tall, ruddy complexion, black hair, dark brown eyes, left leg smaller that right.

Assigned to the Engineer’s department.

24/3/1828: Convicted of ‘House robbery’ at the Sydney Gen. Sessions.
Sentenced to 3 years transportation -

5/7/1828: Arrived at Moreton Bay penal settlement per ‘Lucy Ann’.

8/11/1828: George died at Moreton Bay, aged 26.

Convict Changes History

Cheryl Butler on 28th May, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 82 Southampton Record Office D/PM/5/2/11/1 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 82),

D Wong on 29th May, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 82 Southampton Record Office D/PM/5/2/11/1 Ancestry Convict Indents. Convicts Moreton Bay. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88,

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