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George Beckley, one of 170 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 24 November 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Berkley, Charles Love
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 533 (268). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 wrote:
George Berkley was convicted at Gloucester for stealing and given a 7 yr transportation sentence. To be sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ‘Georgiana’ 1828. He is reported to have escaped. Unclear whether this was in England or infact New South Wales, but he was further convicted, at Gloucester, in 1831 for stealing and received a life sentence - to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), this time per the ship ‘Larkins’ in 1831. He now went under the alias name of “Charles LOVE”.
Charles LOVE was convicted at Leicester, England on 21 March 1831 for stealing from the person. This was his second conviction and had been given a transportation sentence to be sent via the “Georgiana” but escaped - under his proper name of “George Berkley”. This offence - Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Larkins’ arriving 19 Oct 1831.
Married man, 2 children. Aged 29 yrs. Place of birth: Bath, England. Gent’s servant & waiter.
Stated his proper name was “George Berkley” or “Beckley”. Link to that record - https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/beckley/george/119598
Record of him being present at ‘Muster’ in 1830.
Note on his record:
“Supposed to have died onboard the ship “Norfolk” at sea 1832 (or 1836). See record for George Berkley”.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 533 (268). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Numbe