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George Robert Evans

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Robert Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Carman/labourer
Date of Death: 24th October, 1879
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Indecent behaviour
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 13th February, 1824
Arrival date: 15th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents.
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D Wong on 29th May, 2019 wrote:

George Evans was 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Longford, Ire.

Transported for ‘Attending an illegal political meeting’

George was 5’3¾” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair, fresh freckled complexion.

Assigned to Windsor for distribution.

1829: TOL Goulburn plains.
12/11/1830: COF

Michelle Leihn on 8th May, 2020 wrote:

George Robert Evans, a native of Dublin, Ireland, was transported to NSW, arriving aboard the “Prince Regent” on the 15th July 1824. His offence was attending an illegal gathering in Dublin, for which he received a sentence of 7 Years transportation. George received his Ticket of Leave in January 1827, whilst assigned to a John Hillas of the Cookundoon Rangers. He remained working for Hillas for a few years, before moving to Kangaloolah, Binda, NSW. Around 1837 he married Jane Sullivan, a free person, though her parents Timothy & Catherine Sullivan were both convicts. They moved to Kangaloolah, Binda and George made his money from wool and firmly established his propetry “Evandale”. In April 1857, George and Jane set up a shanty hotel by Kangaloolah Creek which they named “The Gold Diggers Arms”. The discover of gold in the Tuena area assured the success of the hotel, as it was situated on the main Bathurst Road. They had 14 Children. Jane died aged 55 on the 23rd January 1874 at “Evandale”, from injuries sustained after falling down the stairs. She was laid to rest in the Catholic portion of Laggan Cemetery, near Crookwell. George stayed on at “Evandale”, dying on the 24th October 1879 from Dropsy. He is laid to rest beside his wife Jane. Their Headstone in Laggan Cemetery is a large Sandstone structure, just beautiful.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th May, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents. (prev. ), firstname: George Robert, surname: Evans, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1803, date of death

Michelle Leihn on 8th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 24th October, 1879 (prev. 0000), crime

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