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George Broome

George Broome, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Broome
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 495 (250)
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

Anonymous on 17th September, 2012 wrote:

George Broome was 30 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was transported for stealing a box of cigars, the goods of James Benton.  The sergeant of the regiment to which the prisoner belonged, stated that he bore a very bad character.

George was single, 5’9 1/2" tall, pale complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, medium nose and chin, large mouth, moles back of left arm, could read and write, C of E.

His father was George, brother Thomas, Sisters Sarah, Mary and Emma, all at Manchester and his native place of Macclesfield.

18/10/1853: TOL
22/12/1852: PB 27th Constabulary, Hobart.
18/7/1854: Recommended for CP
5/6/1855: CP.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 17th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823-00-00, gender m

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