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George Britton, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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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.
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