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George Currell, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 106
||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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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.
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