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George Fancy

George Fancy, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Fancy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 19th June, 1891
Age: 76 years

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 15 years

Crime: Stealing trousers
Convicted at: Dorset. Dorchester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 288
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 20th August, 2018 wrote:

George Fancy for stealing a pair of cloth trousers at Wimborne Minster, the property of George Garratt; also for stealing a piece of beech timber at Canford.

George Fancy was 27 years old when convicted, he had previous conviction for stealing 3 barton fowls in March of the same year, 1 month -  and for passing a bad shilling, 9 months.

George was listed as being 29 on arrival, 5’10” tall, can read, ruddy complexion, black hair and whiskers, brown eyes.

Native Place: Litchard, Dorset.

Occupations: Brickmaker/Burner perfect.

Wife Mary, at Poole - 3 children.
Father: David
Mother: Mary
Brother: Stephen
Sister: Ann

Application to bring out family CO386/154 Reel 987 p109

31/12/1850: TOL
29/3/`853: TOL Revokedfo being absent from muster.
19/4/1853: TOL Restored, abscence accounted for.

4/7/1853: Launceston: Assault of a Constable - fined.

14/6/1853: CP

19/6/1891: George Fancy died in Hospital, aged 76, of Heart disease - listed as a labourer - Registered at Launceston.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th June, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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