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George Currell

George Currell, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Currell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 20th July, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 106
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

Petr Janecek on 11th February, 2015 wrote:

Charles & Elizabeth Currell
Pearson Street, Kingsland Road, London

1836-37 on prison hulk HMS Fortitude in Chatham Dock

D Wong on 12th February, 2015 wrote:

National Archives, Kew
Reference: HO 17/5/34
Description: Prisoner name: George Currell.
Prisoner age: 19.
Court and date of trial: Kent Quarter Sessions at Maidstone January 1836.
Crime: Stealing fowls - poultry.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Gaoler’s report: Character not known.
Annotated: Nil.
Petitioner(s): Charles Currell (the prisoner’s father) undersigned by five inhabitants of Kingsland Road.

Grounds for clemency: Prisoner fell into bad company in the country; committed the crime while drunk; never dishonest or drunk before; distress of father.
Additional Information: Prisoner ordered to Fortitude hulk.
Date: 1836 Jan
Held by:The National Archives, Kew

27/5/1840: George Currell, aged 25, from Surry. 
5’3 ¾” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, scars, etc.,
Absconded from Henry Carmichael 18th May – Porphyry Point, Seaham.

15/8/1842: Application to marry Margaret Cahill, aged 21, arrived free per ‘Alfred’ granted – East Maitland.  Not found on NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

Petr Janecek on 11th February, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 12th February, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), occupation

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