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George Beale

George Beale, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Beale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Parchment maker
Date of Death: 14th November, 1879
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 261 (133)
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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Tony Beale on 26th April, 2020 wrote:

Tas Libraries
5’61/2” 23, Dark brown hair, grey eyes. Slight impediment in speech Bury H Edmunds Suffolk
4/7/1833 Johnson/ insubordination in shirking work and refusing to obey orders. Sentence extended.
19/2/1833 raising a scandalous report relating to his masters family. Case was dismissed. J S Spade W. Sorell
18/12/1833 / C. P. M. A. PM and H Nicholls
6/10/1840 C.P. no 2678
Cert of freedom 1845

The Tasmanian (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1827 - 1839)  Fri 8 Feb 1833 Page 7 POLICE REPORT.

Monday, 4th February.
James Norris, George Beal, and John Beal, assigned servants, in the employ of Mr. Johnson, of
New Town, were charged with a series of gross insubordination, and most outrageous conduct, particularly Norris, who abused and beat his master, and tried to excite the other two to strike him also, and who refused to obey their masters orders upon the occasion, who wanted assistance to save him from the violence of Norris. Norris being a prisoner for life, was sentenced to imprisonment and hard labor, in chains, for three years. The original sentence qf the two Beats, was extended, each, eighteen mouths.

The Tasmanian (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1827 - 1839)  Fri 22 Feb 1833 Page 6 POLICE REPORT.

Jonathan Beal and George Beal, were charged with raising a false report relative to their master’s family. Complaint dismissed, it appearing groundless.

The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839)  Fri 2 Sep 1836 Page 1 Classified Advertising

Tickets of Leave.- Jonathan Beale, Mary; William Balleny, Medway 2 ;Thomas Brown, Mary ; George Beale, ditto

Libraries tasmania
George Beale (per ship Mary) married Sarah Reason by banns 1May1837 by Rev William Bedford. Witnesses were Jonathan Beale and William Holdship both of Hobart
Had a son George on 2 Sept 1843. Sarah signed her name

The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859)  Tue 13 Oct 1840 Page 2 GAZETTE.

Hibernia; William Savage, Kangaroo.
Conditional Pardon.- Thomas Barnsley, Layton; George Beale, Mary;

The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859)  Fri 17 Dec 1841 Page 4 GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 327.

Cynthia Cheney on 25th May, 2020 wrote:

George Beale married Sarah Reason, the daughter of a convict William Reason, in Hobart on 1 May 1837. They had 2 children in Hobart - William in 1838 and George in 1843. They left Tasmania on the ship “Timbo” and arrived in Adelaide South Australia on 30 August 1845 where they lived in the suburb of Hindmarsh for the rest of their lives.In all they had 9 children.

Convict Changes History

Cynthia Cheney on 14th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th November, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 25th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000)

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