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George Ferguson

George Fergusson, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 05 July 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Ferguson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1868
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 5th July, 1820
Arrival date: 17th November, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 340
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

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 wrote:

Married Agnes McCormack in 1844
Cousin of Alexander McKay per Sir Godfrey Webster 1823

D Wong on 27th May, 2019 wrote:

The Scots Magazine Midlothian, Scotland
1 Oct 1819:
William Barton, George Ferguson, John Wilson, and William Young, stealing leaden pipes—seven years’ transportation.

George Ferguson was 17 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: Glasgow.

George was 5’3½” tall, (5’9½” om 1826) brown hair, grey eyes,

20/9/1826: COF

8/7/1844: Married Agnes McCormack (Garland Grove 1841) at Hobart.
1844: Agnes - died 18/4/1848 of Disease of the spine - Baker’s child.
14/10/1845: Janet
11/4/1847: Sarah
4/9/1848: George
9/2/1850: Agnes Ann

12/3/1850: Agnes Ferguson, aged 30, died at Hobart, of Delirium tremens.

2/6/1868: George Ferguson died at Goulburn Street, Hobart, born Scotland, aged 66 years, of Disease of the Heart.

Convict Changes History

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 made the following changes:

surname: Ferguson (prev. Fergusson), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 27th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd June, 1868 (prev. 0000), occupation

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