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George Davis, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
||George Cooper Davis
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th December, 1867
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 100
British Newspaper Archive. Hampshire Chronicle, Monday 08 March 1813, Monday 15 March 1813. Windsor and Eton Express, Sunday 06 June 1813.
||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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Philip Tate on 20th November, 2016 wrote:
George Davis was tried at Winchester Assizes, Hampshire on Saturday 06 March 1813 for aiding French prisoners of war to escape.
D Wong on 15th April, 2021 wrote:
*** TWO GEORGE DAVIS’ ON THIS VOYAGE ***.
Identifier 2 was tried at Maidstone Assizes 5/8/1812,
Identifier 1.- Winchester Assizes1/3/1813
George was listed as 28 years old on arrival, a sailor, native place: Yorkshire, 5’4” tall, dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.
On arrival George Davis was assigned to be a member of the boat crew of the Naval Officer.
3/2/1818: Married Mary Ann Lawrence (Broxbornebury 1814) at St, Phillips, Sydney.
Already had 2 children.
1821: Applied for a Grant of Land - granted 60 acres.
1825 Muster: George, Mary and their children, Hannah, George, Elizabeth and James were at Alloway Bank, Bathurst, on the property of John Piper.
Went to work for Samuel Terry and son, George was born in 1826 at South Creek - then moved to Yass as Overseer for Samuel Terry at Yass.
Davis, George, 35, free by servitude, Earl Spencer, 1813, 7 years, Protestant
Davis, Mary alias Lawrence, 36, free by servitude, Broxbornebury, 1814, 7 years, Superintendent to Mr Terry Murrumbateman Goulburn Plains
Davis, Hanna, 14, born in the colony
Davis, George, 12, born in the colony
Davis, James, 10, born in the colony
Davis, Elizabeth, 7, born in the colony
Davis, William, 2, born in the colony
C1836: George took up his grant of land, 60 acres on the Murrumbateman Cree, now Gounyan.
15/12/1867: George Davis died. Seven generations farmed on the property which was sold in the 1990’s.
Birth dates of, 1792, 1788 and 1790 listed.
Convict Changes History
Susan Lupton on 24th March, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: George Cooper Davis, date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
Philip Tate on 20th November, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 100
British Newspaper Archive. Hampshire Chronicle, Monday 08 March 1813, Monday 15 March 1813. Windsor and Eton Express, Sunday 06 June
D Wong on 15th April, 2021 made the following changes:
date of death: 15th December, 1867 (prev. 0000), occupation