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George Blackaway

George Blackaway, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Blackaway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 120
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

D Wong on 5th August, 2018 wrote:

23/2/1813 Kentish Gazette Kent, England:
Joseph Jefferson and George Blackaway, for stealing privately in a shop.

Joseph Jefferson was also on board but was tried for a different crime.

Old Bailey:
Theft: shoplifting.
13th January 1813
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Death
GEORGE BLACKAWAY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th of December, two shawls, value 28 s. and one yard of crape, value 5 s. the property of Richard Powell, privately in his shop.
GUILTY - DEATH, aged 38.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BLACKAWAY, George (Per “General Hewitt”, 1814) see BLACKWIDGE, George.

BLACKWIDGE, George. Per “General Hewitt”, 1814

1818 Oct 19: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.107)

1819 Oct 22: On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per “Princess Charlotte” (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.319)

3/10/1818: Sydney Gazette:
Criminal Court.-On Monday the Court re-assembled at the usual hour, and proceeded to the trial of George Blackwidge and George Miller, who were in dicted for being found across the Cow-pasture River with a quantity of beef; and being found guilty, received sentence of transportation for life to Newcastle.

22/5/1819 Sydney Gazette:
Sydney, 22d May, 1819.
THE under-mentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, and some of them at large with false Certificates/ all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions in apprehending and lodging them in Custody.
From Newcastle-James Osborne (Guilford), Thomas Till, Joshua Smith, William McFadden, George Blackwidge, and George Miller.
Thomas Isaacson, Carpenter, Lumber Yard.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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