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George Bentley, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||8th January, 1827
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||York, East Riding Quarter Sessions
27th October, 1819
5th April, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 298 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 261 (132). Tasmanian Archives
||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 16th April, 2019 wrote:
George BENTLEY was convicted at East Riding, Yorkshire, England 7 Jan 1819. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Australia per the ship “Coromandel” arriving at Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) 1820.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.
23 Aug 1821: Repeatedly absent from the services of his Master, Thomas Murphy. 50 lashes.
27 Nov 1820: charged with breaking the wall of H.M. Gaol at Hobart, with intent to escape. 7 days in cells, on bread & water.
Ticket of Leave granted
19 Jan 1826: Certificate of Freedom issued. (Hobart Town Gazette 21 Jan 1826)
9 July 1826: charged with sheep stealing, along with Robert Grant, Wm Crest, from the property of Mr. Bryant at Jericho, VDL. Fully commited for trial.
10 Aug 1826: found guilty for above offence. All three received sentence of death.
8 Jan 1827: Executed, at Hobart Town. (ref. noted on his Conduct Record) Death register - RGD 34/1/1 no. 1389 & Colonial Times newspaper 12 Jan 1827.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 16th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 261 (132). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 261 (132)), date