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George Bull

George Bull, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bull
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 261 (132)
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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Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

George Bull was sent to Moreton Bay.
Original conviction: Wilts Qr Sesions,11 July 1825, 7 years. Labourer. Colonial Sentence, Wallis Plains, General Sessions, 24 April 1828, for Hut breaking and robbery,  sentence 3 years. To Sydney, 8 July 1831.
Description:Native of Devizes, age 21, sallow comp, brown hair, hazle eyes. 5 ft 7 1/2.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship; Norfolk - 18 Aug 1825
Name; George Bull
Age; 17 [1808]
Native Place; Wiltshire
Trade or calling; Errand Boy
Trial; Devises - 10 Jan 1825. 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/4 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Pale
Remarks; Behaviour on board - Very well

1825 - 26 May. Ship; Norfolk. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Wallis Plains - Hut Robbery. Penal Settlement 3 years

1828 - 31 May. Phoenix Hulk: Entrance Books.
No: 11883. Ship; Norfolk - 1823. Trade; Labourer. Trial; Bath. Sentence; 7 years - Burgulary. Penrith Bench - Offence; Street Breaking and Robbery

1832 - 11 Jan. Certificate of Freedom. 32/12
Year of birth; 1807.
Trade; Labourer
Offence; House breaking

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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