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George Bouser

George Bouser, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bouser
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 26th November, 1907
Age: 83 years

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 143 (73)
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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A. Follower on 10th January, 2020 wrote:

c1824: Calculated 1817.

15-Jun-1846: Indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Tatlock, from his person; and that he had been previously convicted of felony. GUILTY. Aged 21 — Transported for Ten Years.

[Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 January 2020), June 1846, trial of GEORGE BOWSER (t18460615-1373)]

1850: Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: CCC.

[“NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts”, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4222; Reel 964] ]

29-Oct-1850: Sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for disobedience of orders in his hired service and assaulting, Mr John Griffin, the son of his employer, Captain Griffin, of the Pine River. First Brisbane Gaol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

[The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), 2 November 1850 Page 3]

14-Mar-1851: Sentenced to 48 hours solitary confinement for Breach of Convict Regulations due to being in town without a pass. First Brisbane Gaol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

[The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), 15 March 1851 Page 2, Column 5]

12-Nov-1857 1859 B110 George Bowser Sarah Clark.  Married Sarah Clark in Brisbane. Produced 7 children.

26-Nov-1907: 1907 B8942 George Bowser - Bowser - ; Resided at Harcourt Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

A. Follower on 12th February, 2020 wrote:

13-Aug-1851 Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

George Bouser, Bangalore, 24, London, floorcloth printer and excavator, 5 feet 3 3/4 inches, dark ruddy comp., brown hair, hazel eyes, two raised moles right cheek, two pipes and glass back of lower left arm, scar knuckle left fore finger ; from Ticket of Leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 10th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th November, 1907 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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