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George Breadman

George Breadman, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Breadman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 195 (99)
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

Maureen Withey on 30th August, 2020 wrote:

Peter Cunningham, Surgeon on the Journey to NSW, later published a book ” Two Years in New South Wales”.  Online as a Google book : https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ta6d3hENPa4C&pg=PA239&lpg=PA239&dq=“MR+Hughes”+“Ribbon+lodges”+ireland&source=bl&ots=jrebI2f-te&sig=ACfU3U0TKvzUkynsZ3otKyMpf2-9NwI9gA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwihqe-mmMPrAhVyUBUIHfxcClYQ6AEwAHoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=“MR Hughes” “Ribbon lodges” ireland&f=false
See page 250. Interesting and amusing.

It describes George Breadman’s journey, in the last stages of consumption, who remained bedridden until their arrival when he was taken to hospital and died the next day. George used to be a pig -stealer and delighted in outwitting the farmers of their pigs!

Maureen Withey on 30th August, 2020 wrote:

Geo. Breadman, for breaking into and robbing the house of Francis Bastin, at East Woodhay.
Salisbury Journal, 8 March 1819.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 30th August, 2020 made the following changes:


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