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George Biddle

George Biddle, one of 200 convicts transported on the Planter, 13 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Biddle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 27th September, 1861
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Planter
Departure date: 13th June, 1832
Arrival date: 15th October, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 350
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

Karen Stevens on 27th March, 2015 wrote:

George was also a butcher
George stole 2 ewes and a ram
George was sentenced to death commuted to life
The crown being petitioned by his father absolute pardon granted

D Wong on 27th March, 2015 wrote:

George was transported for 2 Ewes and 1 Ram from his employer Thomas Crane of High Abberley. He sold them to a butcher named Mr W. Harding, who suspected them as been stolen.

Listed as a widower on the ships indent.

Assigned to William Wentworth at Vaucluse on arrival.
Later worked on Wentworth properties in the Hunter Valley.

15/3/1841: CP

26/10/1842: Married Agnes Caunter (Elizabeth 1836) and had 7 children.

After working at Lane Cove and Blue’s Point the family moved to Cumberland St Rocks Sydney, then moved to Grafton and onto Tenterfield and Glen Innes. He worked as a shepherd for the Irby family on Bolivia Station near Tenterfield.

27/9/1861: George died of inflammation of the lungs as Bolivia Station, Tenterfield, NSW

Convict Changes History

Karen Stevens on 27th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th September, 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000)

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