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George Bliss

George Bliss, one of 240 convicts transported on the Parkfield, 12 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bliss
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th January, 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 3rd November, 1915
Age: 96 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
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Parkfield
Departure date: 12th May, 1839
Arrival date: 1st September, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 41 (23)
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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Melissa on 17th March, 2019 wrote:

He was convicted on 3 January 1839 for stealing beef. He received a life sentence. He’d had a previous conviction the year before, where he received 2 months and a whipping for larceny. He was also tried for larceny when he was 15 but was not sentenced. He arrived in Australia on 1 September 1939. He could not read nor write.
On his pardon paperwork, George was described as being 5 ft 3.4 inches with a sallow and freckled complexion. His hair was dark brown and eyes brown. His nose was not straight and it inclined a little to the right. He had GO BLISS written in red ink inside the lower, inside part of his right arm. He had scars on the back of each finger of the left hand and two scars on the cap of the left knee. He was pardoned on 15 April 1854.
He and his wife, Sarah Ann Furrell, had 12 children. He died of senile decay, precipitated by a fall on 30 October, on 3 November, 1915 at his home at Windy Point, Euralie (near Yass).

Convict Changes History

Melissa on 17th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th January, 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd November, 1915 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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