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George Beck

George Beck, one of 142 convicts transported on the John Barry, 30 April 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Beck
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Printer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 30th April, 1819
Arrival date: 26th September, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 146 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 147 (75)
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 30th November, 2012 wrote:

George Beck was on board the Fanny 1815, but fell overboard near Rio.  He spent 3 years in Buenos Ayres working as a printer and then made his way back to England.  He was arrested (by the policeman who charged him with Burglary in 1815 and he was then sent back to NSW on the John Barry.

14/1/1820: Put ashore at Port Stephens from ‘Black Jack’ by Captain Ritchie.

15/9/1820: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per Elizabeth Henrietta.

13/3/1823: Absconded from the Gazette Office.

George was described as 32 years old, native of Oxford, 5’4 1/2” tall, hazel eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion.

20/1/1825: This was the last date the Government advertised for him, for absconding.  Perhaps he made his escape back to England again.  No further records found of him.

Peter Hinds on 21st September, 2020 wrote:

The John Barry had arrived at Portsmouth on 16 April 1819 and on 20 April, 60 male convicts were embarked from the hulk Laurel and 80 from the hulk Leviathan in Portsmouth harbour. On 23 April 1819 two more convicts were sent on board the John Barry from the Leviathan. One of the passengers on board the John Barry was John Thomas Bigge, New South Wales’ first Royal Commissioner. The John Barry finally arrived at Port Jackson on Sunday 26 September 1819 (See The Campbelltown Convicts).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1791, gender, occupation, crime

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