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George Ford

George Ford, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 409 (204)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 13/1272
Name; George Ford
When and where tried; Middlesex 17 Sep 1806
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Adm’l Gambier - 1809
When time expired. 17 Sep 1813
Date of Certificate; 1 Nov 1813
Description and Remarks;
Native County; London
Trade; Tallow hand & gardener
Age; 34 years [1779]
Height; 5 ft. 10 inches
Complexion; Brown
Hair; Black
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; Stout and good looking

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online
Born; 1776.
Imprisoned; 1806
Tried; 17 September 1806
Transported; July 1818

September 1806, trial of GEORGE FORD (t18060917-73).
GEORGE FORD, Theft > theft from a specified place, 17th September 1806.
480. GEORGE FORD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of September , fifty yards of linen, value 8 l. twenty-four dozen of shirt buttons, value 5 s. two ounces of sewing silk, value 4 s. four yards of cambric, value 1 l. 10 s. and thirty-six yards of silk cord, value 2 s. the property of Christopher Wilson , Henry Wilson , William Wilson , and Thomas Watson , in their dwelling house ..............

The prisoner left his defense to his counsel, called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.
GUILTY , aged 30.
Mr. Gurney. I am desired by the prosecutor to recommend this man to mercy, on account of his former good character, and the contrition he has since shewn.
Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:


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