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George Driver

George Driver, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Driver
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 8th July, 1840
Arrival date: 18th November, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 206
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

D Wong on 26th October, 2018 wrote:

13/7/1839 The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England:
George Driver, 17, charged with having stolen a purse, containing £1.17.6d, on the Queen’s highway, at Combs, from the person of Wm. Cornish, of Woolpit : 10 years transportation.

From his Indent - Ancestry:
George Driver was listed as 24 years old on arrival : Native Place: Suffolk.

George was literate, married with 2 female children, 5’7¾” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, bluish eyes, small mole on right side of neck, mole on back of lower right arm, scar on back of left thumb, scar inside middle finger of left hand.

1844: TOL Scone

16/3/1847 Sydney Morning Herald:
George Driver, per Eden, being unable to support himself from ill health ; Scone Bench.

6/7/1849: COF - stated that he was blind.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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