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George Fenby

George Fenby, one of 200 convicts transported on the Manlius, 23 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Fenby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: 18th August, 1893
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 23rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 12th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 345 (175)
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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Anonymous on 29th April, 2012 wrote:

George was actually 9 years old when, in the company of his mother Hannah, they stole 2 pairs of shoes from John Cooper’s shop.  They were both transported on different ships.

On arrival George was 10 years old, 4’1/2" tall, brown hair, dark brown eyes.
31/12/1831: Assigned to Mrs. Humprey.
3/2/1833: Assigned to John Kerr.
11/12/1833: Absent from his Master, 12 lashes on the breech.
26/12/1833:AWOL - cell 3 days.
7/11/1834: Howard/Misconduct in taking grossly indecent liberties with a child not 7 years of age, the daughter of his Master - returned to P>W> and recommended to the settlement for boys at Port Arthur and placed in the worst class at Point Puer.
10/8/1835: Most riotous unproper conduct in the cells, 12 lashes on the breech.
22/4/1836: PH/Absent from his work, hard labour the ensuing Saturday afternoon and 24 hours in the cell.

8/7/1836: COF.

George apparently made his way to Geelong where he worked as a sawyer.  His first wife was ellen, they had children, but then she married someone else and he adopted them.  Then he married Sarah Hall C 1850 and they had a son George Henry born in Murchison, Vic., Sarah died in 1852 and then he married Susan Phillips in 1870.

George died in Corryong, Vic. in 1893.

From the Argus, Melbourne 1924.,FENBY - On the 5th August, at Westward Ho, Park Street, Moonee Ponds, Susan, wife of the late George Fency, Corryong, Upper Murray in her 94th year.


Patricia Welsh on 14th January, 2013 wrote:

Transcript of Hannah & George’s trial from English court records:


Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 26th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1820-00-00, date of death 1893-08-18, gender m

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