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George Colben

George Colben, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Colben
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Blacksmith
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 10 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
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

D Wong on 17th October, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: theft from a specified place.
12th August 1839
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

GEORGE COLBEN was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of July, 6 forks, value 7l. 10s. and 6 spoons, value 4l. 15s. the goods of Paulus Emilius Pauli, in his dwelling-house.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Ten Years.

George Colben was 21 years old on arrival - native place: London.

George was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’8½” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, lost a front tooth on left side of upper jaw, slight scar on left cheek, mole on left side of chin, four moles inside right elbow joint.

1845: TOL
17/12/1851: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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