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George Draper

George Draper, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Draper
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 149 (76)
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

Maureen Withey on 14th April, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 April 2021), October 1821, trial of JAMES HEADY GEORGE DRAPER (t18211024-97).

JAMES HEADY, GEORGE DRAPER, Theft > pocketpicking, 24th October 1821.
1340. JAMES HEADY and GEORGE DRAPER were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of October , the sum of 3 s. 2 d. in monies numbered, the property of Elizabeth Anderson , from her person .
ELIZABETH ANDERSON . I live in Upper Chapman-street;my father is a watchman in the London Docks. On Saturday, the 13th of October, at half-past eight o’clock in the evening, my mistress had paid me my wages; I was going home, and at the top of Rose-lane, Spitalfields , a little boy asked me to buy a halfpenny worth of pins. I had 3 s. 2 s. in the corner of my shawl, which was round my neck - I was untying it to pay him, and Heady hit me over the hand with a stick, and tried to knock the money out of my hand, but could not; then Draper came and snatched it out of my hand, and tore the end of my shawl off - he ran down the street; they both ran away together with the money, and were apprehended that night. I never saw them before, but am sure they are the boys. My money was a half-crown, six penny pieces, and four halfpence.
THOMAS HART . I am a headborough, I took the prisoners into custody, about a quarter of an hour after the robbery; the girl came crying to me, pointed them out, and said they were the boys. I took Heady, Draper ran into a house. I took him, and he said to another sweep in the house, “Give me the money, and I will give it to the girl.” He gave him a half-crown, six penny pieces, and four halfpence. I took them out of his hand.
DRAPER’S Defence. I knocked the money out of her hand by accident, and when I got home I was quite surprised to find it in my hand.
HEADY’S Defence. I saw him running, but did not know what it was about.
HEADY - GUILTY , Aged 19.
DRAPER - GUILTY . Aged 16.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before W. Arabin, Esq.


Hulk Records. HO-9-8 5 p 9.  (Portsmouth hulks)
From Newgate, 17 Nov 1821.
George Draper, age 16,  Felony, Tried 24 Oct 1821 at the Old Bailey, Life, NSW 26 Mar 1822.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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