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George Bentley

George Bentley, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bentley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th January, 1827
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York, East Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 261 (132). Tasmanian Archives
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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Community Contributions

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

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