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George Driver, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th January, 1828
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Surrey Quarter Sessions
29th March, 1824
21st July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 203 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 134
||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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Maureen Withey on 2nd January, 2020 wrote:
Tasmanian Conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-9$init=CON31-1-9p122
344. Geo. Driver.
Burial Record in parish of Hobart Town, in the County of Buckingham. 1828. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p071j2k
George Driver, Gaol, Executed for Murder, buried 30 Jan 1828, age 23, Convict.
A dreadful murder was committed at Macquarie Harbour in January last, the unfortunate victim, John Hoaly, having been stabbed in three places in his body, and his throat cut from ear to ear. It appears that he was murdered for the sake of a pound of bread. The murderers, Samuel Higgins and George Driver, have been subsequently tried in Hobart Town, found guilty, and executed January 30.
Colonial Advocate and Tasmanian Monthly Review, 1 Mar 1828.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 2nd January, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 30th January, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m