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George Fitch

George Fitch, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Fitch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Railway worker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Huntingdon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 12th December, 1849
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 108
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

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.

Father: George
Mother: Mary
Sister: Martha

20/3/1855: TOL
20/5/1856: TOL revoked - absent etc.
5/8/1856: TOL restored
14/10/1856: CP

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

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