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George Caulton

George Caulton, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Caulton
Aliases: Coulton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 28th June, 1826
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 59 (31)
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 29th August, 2018 wrote:

14/4/1821 Northampton Mercury Northamptonshire, England:
Fourteen Years’ Transportation.__George Caulton, for receiving a quantity of brass wire, &c. knowing it to be stolen.

George Caulton was listed as 57 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Birmingham.

Occupations: Carpenter/Joiner/Wire worker.

George was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, scar over left eye, some letters between fr & thumb left hand.

Children at Leicester, I work for Cork an Ironmonger - Wife at 62 Dgbeth St, Birmingham.

28/6/1826: George COULTON, died Hobart Town - Invalid - 64 years old.

Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2021 wrote:

National Archives.  Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/25/111821 June 13

Prisoner name(s): George Caulton.

Prisoner details: Aged 60 years.

Court and date of trial: Warwick Lent Assizes, 1821.

Crime: Receiving brass wire, property of John Allday.

Initial sentence: 14 years transportation.

Annotated (Outcome): Nil.

Petitioner(s): William Sprigg and Son, Thomas Naylor, fuller, and Samuel Sturges, all of Birmingham.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): The prisoner has always been of good character; the petitioners would employ him if he were set at liberty.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th August, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Coulton, gender: m

D Wong on 29th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th June, 1826 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 29th August, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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