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George Coombs

George Coombs, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Coombs
Aliases: Coombes, Combs
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 436
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 11th January, 2014 wrote:

George was 24 years old on arrival in NSW.

1839: TOL
9/8/1842: COF

Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2022 wrote:

The undermentioned convicts were, on Friday week removed from the County Gaol, Maidstone,  and put on board the Fortitude Hulk, at Chatham :—Transported for life, Thomas Gorham, Patrick O’Brien, Samuel Swan, Thomas Day, Edward Springett, Richard Williams. Transported for seven years—Charles Scrimshaw, Thos. Richardson, William Carr, Alfred James Young, George Combs, James Wood, Edward Bennett alias Geo. Smith, Henry Simmons.
Kentish Gazette, 1 Apr 1834.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1810, gender, crime

Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2022 made the following changes:

alias2: Combs

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