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Frederick Britain

Frederick Britain, one of 182 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 29 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Britain
Aliases: George Herbert, Brittain
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 29th March, 1831
Arrival date: 27th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 75 (40)
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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D Wong on 18th April, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
FREDERICK BRITAIN, EDWARD CARTER, Theft > theft from a specified place, 17th February 1831.

Reference Number: t18310217-19
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 100s
Punishment: Transportation

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bosanquet.

FREDERICK BRITAIN and EDWARD CARTER were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , 1 clock, value 24l.; 1 clock-stand, value 3s., and 1 glass clock-shade, value 20s., the
Of stealing to the value of 99s. only .
Transported for Seven Years .

12/4/1837: TOL Patrick Plains
17/5/1838: COF

Edward Carter arrived per ‘Heroine 1833’.

D Wong on 13th April, 2021 wrote:

Source: Ancestry Convict Indents
Frederick Britain was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Bristol.

Frederick was literate, protestant, single, 5’4” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel grey eyes, MRIL on right arm.

Source: Ancestry Tickets of Leave.
10/4/1837: TOL, Patricks Plains - Listed as a labourer, born 1810, 5’2½” tall, pale sallow complexion, dark hair, dark hazel eyes.

Source: Ancestry Certificates of Freedom.
17/5/1838: COF - Aged 29, born 1809, a labourer, 5’5” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

18/4/1839: Permission to marry Sarah Foster (John Renwick) - Frederick was free - Sarah was on Bond - Disallowed.

4/5/1839: Permission to marry Sarah Forster (John Renwick) at Parramatta, Sarah was 26.

Ancestry - Applications to Marry.
23/4/1839 - A Certificate from the Factory setting forth the circumstances under which Forster is presently in that Establishment sould have accompanied this application for in all probability she is now serving a sentence in the third class and ordered to be retgurned to her service, caused by Britain’s own conduct.

4/5/1839: Permission to marry - allowed.

1839: NSW BDM: Frederick Britton married Sarah Forster at St. John’s, Parramatta.
1843:Frederick H Britton was born, died Mudge 1900 - Parents: Frederick and Sarah.
1851: William Britton
1851: Charles Britton

Convict Changes History

Ellen Herbert on 11th April, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: George Herbert, gender: m

D Wong on 18th April, 2015 made the following changes:

alias2: Brittain, date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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