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George Croucher

George Croucher, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Croucher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 9th May, 1881
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 403 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 271 (138)
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

Zoe Brown on 5th December, 2019 wrote:

George Croucher entered Ann Barnes’ house and stole 60 pounds weight of bacon worth thirty shillings.Transported to Australia.
Zoe Brown-Great Great Great Great Grand daughter.

Maureen Withey on 5th December, 2019 wrote:

George Croucher, convicted of a burglary in the dwelling-house of Ann Barnes, March 28, at Shirley. Death recorded.
Dorset County Chronicle, 23 July 1835.

The following convicts have been removed on board the Leviathan hulk at Portsmouth: - Thomas Wilson,  alias Thatchell, Shadrach Courtnage, William Richards, Edward Ellis, Timothy Johnson, Walter Woodward, Richard Wild, Henry Finden, George Lawrence, James Privett, William Warden and George Croucher, severally, transported for Life.
Hampshire Chronicle, 28 Sept 1835.

D Wong on 5th December, 2019 wrote:

George was born in Sopley, Hampshire, Eng., in 1815.
26/7/1815: Christened at Sopley, Hampshire.

George Croucher was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Hampshire.

George was literate, single, 5’5” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, chestnut eyes, lost canine tooth left side of upper jaw, 5 small moles left side of neck, scar palm of right hand.

11/10/1844: TOL Camden - altered to Goulburn 3/2/1845.

29/12/1853: Married Eliza Gray at the Trinity Church, Pentridge, Melbourne, Victoria.
Children:
Henry Joseph Croucher
Isabella Frances Croucher
William George Croucher
Andrew Alexander Croucher
Arthur John Croucher
Frederick Walter Croucher
Adolphus James Croucher

AT the time of his marriage George was working as a Carrier and living in Buffalo, Victoria.

9/5/1881: George was working as a Labourer when he died of Pneumonia, he was buried at the Myrtleford Cemetery, Myrtleford, Victoria.

Eliza Gray was born in Scotland in 1828 and died 19/4/1895 at Myrtleford, Vic., and was buried at the Myrtleford Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Zoe Brown on 5th December, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 5th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th May, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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