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George Bulpit

George Bulpit, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bulpit
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 13th April, 1816
Occupation: Shoemaker
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 Life

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 271 (138)
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 6th October, 2012 wrote:

George Henry Bulpit was 20 years old when transported.

George was 5’8” tall, dark sallow and freckled complexion.

5/9/1838: Aged 22 Absconded from James Caswell since 16 August.

George married in Wiltshire in 1834 to Sophia Maria Stride (Born 1812).  They had George Henry Bulpit, born 13/9/1835.
There are reports that George Snr. went back to England in 1842-43, which is probable as they then had Emma Mary Bulpit. Born 1844 and died 21/1/1911. She married Henry Thomas Sherman.

Sophia Maria Bulpit married for the 2nd time to Thomas Smith, although I found no death date for George Snr.

George Henry Bulpit Jnr. arrived in Australia with his wife Ann Sussannah Bulpit nee Atkinson in 1866 on the Netherby, which was wrecked at King Island, both survived and George Jnr. died in 1891.  Ann remarried in Melbourne in 1879 so perhaps they were divorced.

p sherman on 22nd September, 2015 wrote:

Although he escaped and there is no record of his recapture, there is no evidence he died in England
There is no record for the baptism of Emma Mary Bulpit and no birth certificate.When she married, George Henry Bulpit is on the certificate as her father. He was her brother, George Snr. only had one christian name.
Emma Mary was my great grandmother.I am still searching for information about them both.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th October, 2012 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

Elizabeth Jordan on 27th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 13th April, 1816 (prev. 0000)

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