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George Fitch, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 108
||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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Dorothy James on 5th August, 2014 wrote:
Huntingdon Gaol General Register 1845-56 (Archive Ref: 5670).
George was from St Ives in Huntingdonshire. He was 5ft 4 1/2” tall with a sallow complexion. He had light brown hair and grey eyes. He was committed to Huntingdon Gaol on 30/08/1847. He was subsequently transferred to Millbank Prison on 16/11/1847.
He had a previous conviction for housebreaking at Ely in Cambridgeshire.
D Wong on 6th August, 2014 wrote:
George Fitch was 27 years old when he arrived in VDL after have been at Norfolk Island.
George was transported for stealing a pocket book.
George was 5’4 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, reddish whiskers, blue eyes, slightly pockpitted, could read and write, C of E, single.
20/5/1856: TOL revoked - absent etc.
5/8/1856: TOL restored
No records found after 1856 in Tasmania.
Convict Changes History
Dorothy James on 5th August, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime