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George Cornish

George Cornish, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neva, 27 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Cornish
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Farrier
Date of Death: 22nd September, 1837
Age: 57 years

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 horse
Convicted at: Cornwall Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neva
Departure date: 27th July, 1833
Arrival date: 21st November, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 180. Printed Convict Indentures; NSW death registration; NSW Settler and Convict Muster 1837 and Government Gazettes.
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

Wendy Smith on 8th October, 2019 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that George Cornish was 53 years old when he arrived in Australia.  He could read and write; Religion Protestant; Status married with three sons and 2 daughters.  He was a native of Cornwell.  Convicted at Cornwall Assizes for horse stealing on 22 March 1833.  Sentenced to Life.  Had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 4 inches; complexion sallow; Hair brown to grey and hazel eyes.  Prisoner number 33-3143 and transport number 14.
Government gazettes (GG)indicated that he was assigned to Dr Sherwin, Goulburn.  He was listed as absconding and apprehended in the prior week in GG dated 21 October 1835.  Appears to have absconded with three others - Thomas Munro (Mangles); Thomas Morgan (Norfolk) and John Sullivan (Ship not stated).  He absconded again from Dr Sherwin, Bathurst and apprehended the previous week of GG 13 April 1836.
1837 Settler and Convict Muster states that he was in the Iron’s Gang at Berrima.  Apparently absconded from the Stockade, Berrima on 22 September 1837.  (Reference GG Wednesday 27 September 1837).
Convict Death register and NSW death register state that he died 22 September 1837 at Berrima.  W. Briggs. Does not appear to have been granted ticket of leave or certificate of freedom.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 8th October, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 180. Printed Convict Indentures; NSW death registration; NSW Settler and Convict Muster 1837 and Government Gazettes. (prev. Australian Joint Copying

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