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George Barnett

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Barnett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th April, 1847
Age: 72 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: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1041 other convicts


Primary source: Old Bailey London records
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Anonymous on 2nd June, 2012 wrote:

Married convict Hannah Manley (1782-24/07/1853)

Tammy Ogston on 22nd June, 2014 wrote:

George came to Australia as a convict on the “Active” and arrived here in 1791. He was 15 years old when he was tried for stealing a handkerchief and was given a 7 year sentence . He was tried at the “Old Bailey” in England.. Married at Windsor Church of England St Mathews. He lived at Windsor until 1813 and then moved to Sydney. Both George & Hannah were buried near Central Station but the graves had to be re-located to a park at Bunnerong, Botany, to make way for the railway. There is a headstone in this park. I have got this from a convict site. GEORGE BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, one linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the property of John Swan . See original JOHN SWAN sworn. On the 21st of May, I had my pocket picked in Long-lane, Smithfield, going towards Aldersgate-street. I felt the prisoner take my handkerchief, and saw him go away with the handkerchief in his hand; and I pursued him; it was in my coat pocket: by the assistance of Ryland, I took him; I saw Ryland take the handkerchief from him; I never lost sight of him: the constable has the handkerchief. - RYLAND sworn.I saw the prisoner attempt to pick the prosecutor`s pocket: Mr. Swan felt him; I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief; I took him, and gave the handkerchief to the constable. JOHN NEWMAN sworn. I am the constable.(Produces the handkerchief, which the prosecutor deposes to.)PRISONER`s DEFENCE.  I was going down to Long-lane, and there was a number of people made a stoppage; and the gentleman said I had picked his pocket: I am willing to go to sea, or for a soldier.  Court to Swan. Was any body near you? - Not so near as the prisoner. Prisoner. My witnesses are not here; I did not expect to be tried to day. GUILTY (aged 15.) Transported for seven years . Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.this info under is from the Colonial Secretaries Index:BARNETT, George   n.d.  Memorial (Fiche 3001; 4/1821 No.11A)    1820 Sep 18   On list of persons for whom grants of land have been handed over to the Surveyor General for delivery (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.59)    1823 Nov 22   On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.115)    1823 Nov 29   Fined for allowing his assigned servant to work as a free man (Reel 6058; 4/1769 p.95)

D Wong on 23rd June, 2014 wrote:

13/4/1812: Married Hannah Manley at St Matthew’s, Windsor.  They had 8 children.

George died at Princess Street, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 2nd June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 4448, crime 69, firstname George, surname Barnett, source Old Bailey London records, date of birth 1775-00-00, date of death 1847-04-08, gender m

Tammy Ogston on 22nd June, 2014 made the following changes:


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