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George Bannister, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 5
||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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Anonymous on 23rd June, 2011 wrote:
George Bannister was about 20 years old and was one of three youths who were convicted at the Old Bailey on 21 April 1784 for the theft of clothing from a house at Millbank. A small girl saw one of the boys getting out of the window with the clothes under his arms. They were traced through their tracks in the snow. Bannister said he had gone to look for his mother’s ass, and was running along the river bank to warm himself when he heard the cry of ‘stop thief’. He was found hiding behind some willows: he said he had taken shelter there from the storm. After being sentenced to 7 years transportation to Africa, Bannister was sent to the ‘Ceres’ hulk on 5 April 1785, aged 18, and delivered from the ‘Censor’ hulk to ‘Alexander’ on 6 January 1787 of the First Fleet.
Anonymous on 5th August, 2011 wrote:
That he was 16 years old and that he broke into a house and stole a petticoat, cloak, gown and a pair of stockings.
Anonymous on 14th February, 2012 wrote:
norfolk island settlement records.
george bannister. ship= alexander.arrived N.I 17/3/1790.departed 5/3/1793.arrived as convict to the colony.
i also found a child ann bannister born N.I before 1811.stayed as adult.