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George Easton

George Easton, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Easton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 321 (163)
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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Thane on 31st December, 2011 wrote:

George Easton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland between 1807 and 1809, but by 1833 he had moved to Southwark.
He married Mary Ann Seabrook on 10 January 1833 at Saint George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey.
He had a child George Andrew Easton who was born 23 June 1834.
George appeared in the Central Criminal Court and was sentenced on 26 October 1835 to 7 years transportation
for stealing lead from his master.
He was transported on the ship, Henry Porcher, which departed London on 14 July 1836 and arrived in Van
Dieman’s Land on 15 November 1836, a journey of 103 days.
On arrival, George was reported 29 years of age having been born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 5 foot 8 inches
tall and was a plumber and painter by trade. He had a fresh complexion, with dark reddish hair, dark brown
whiskers and brown eyebrows. His eyes were grey in colour. His head was oval shaped, with a high forehead, a
medium length nose, a medium width mouth and a medium length chin. He did not have any marks or tatoos

Thane on 31st December, 2011 wrote:

His grave reads
Sacred to the Memory of
George Easton
died Sept 4 1873
Aged 63 years

(illegible text)
???? as he did a ????? sun on his face
And in that shide affection loved to
A cheerful trust in Jesus power to save
???? triumph o’er the grave

Convict Changes History

Thane on 31st December, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

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