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George Britton

George Britton, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Britton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
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 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 4th November, 2019 wrote:

George BRITTON was convicted at Gloucester on 30 March 1831 for highway robbery and stealing money. 14 yr transportation sentence. Gaol report: “bad connections & previous convictions”. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Elizabeth’ arriving 14 Feb 1832.

Single man; aged 21 yrs; a groom; 5’7” height; fresh complexion; reddish brown hair; Hazel eyes; several tatoos.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
1836: 2 yrs imprisonment, with hard labour in chains.
Free Certificate issued

Note: Although there are several “George Britton’s” in the Colony abt the same time, there is a record for marriage.

Application for Permission to Marry:
20 Jan 1842 - George BRITTON (per ‘Elizabeth’) to 2 no. 1400)Margaret BROWN (per ‘Hindostan’). Approved.

MARRIAGE:
1842

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95)), gender

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