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George Collins

George Collins, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 474
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 26th May, 2021 wrote:

At the Sussex Assizes, held at Horsham, on Monday the 24th of March, and three following days, before the Hon.  Sir James Burrough, Knt. and Sergeant d’Oyley, George Collins and Dinah Stanford, for highway robbery; William Tapner, Thomas Norman, and Saul Boniface, for sheep stealing; Thomas Slater, Peter and Richard Collins, and Stephen Harding for burglary and Wm. Clark for horse stealing, severally received sentence of death, but were reprieved before the judge left the town.
Hampshire Chronicle, 7 Apr 1828.

Maureen Withey on 26th May, 2021 wrote:

... George Collins and Dinah Stanford, for robbing James Tribe, on the King’s highway, at Tillington, of a silver watch, gold seal, and one pound bank note. …
Sussex Advertiser, 31 March 1828.


Moreton Bay Correspondence.

George Collins is mentioned in 2 letters from the Commandant’s Office, Moreton Bay,  to the Colonial Secretary,
7 Dec 1831: Letter informing of return of party sent to retrieve cattle – enclosing a report of events from overseer Oliver [Report not filmed here] [No 26/31] .  Mentions guide Richard Craig/ came free - runaway from Moreton Bay brought in by Trial Bay blacks – knowledge of blacks & language.
Re 4 men praised in overseers “narrative” , one of the names in the margin: George Collins/ “Royal George”.
31 Dec 1831: Letter - Men recommended for indulgences for bringing in the cattle from Wellington Valley to Port Macquarie [Details]
4. George Collins/ “Royal George” – tin man & brazier.

Convict Index.
George Collins, Royal George, 1828. Ticket of Leave, 32/872. District, Goulburn plains; Born, Oxfordshire; Trade, labourer; Tried, Sussex ass.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th May, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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