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George Coutts

George Coutts, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Coutts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 206
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 9th July, 2019 wrote:

Clare (West) Mortimer (5) at 3:53pm, 9th July 2019 wrote of George Coutts:

record states, Apprentice carpenter.

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote:

National Records of Scotland.

Trial papers relating to George Coutts, Paul Fraser, Robert Sangster for the crime of theft by housebreaking at New Deer, Aberdeen. Tried at High Court, Aberdeen
Dates 19 Sep 1837

Accused George Coutts, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years Previous convictions: theft - April 1835
Paul Fraser, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.
Robert Sangster, alias Johnston, Andrew, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft - 10 August 1831. Note: Pannel cannot write.

Robert Sangster arrived NSW per ‘Bengal Merchant’ 1838.

Paul Fraser arrived NSW per ‘Earl Grey’ 1838.

George Coutts was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Aberdeen, Scotland.

George was 5’7” tall, pale complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes.

7/5/1844: TOL (newspaper date).
9/10/1847: CP (newspaper date).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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