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George Forrester

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Forrester
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Meerut General Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Gazelle
Departure date: 6th February, 1848
Arrival date: 7th April, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 wrote:

George Forrester was convicted at Meerut, India for Insubordination - striking a superior officer, Sgt Turner of the 80th Regiment. Life sentence. Transported from Calcutta to Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Gazelle’, arriving 07/04/1848.

Had been a soldier in the 9th Regiment for 4yrs 6mths.
Native place of birth - Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Aged 25yrs; 5’11”; soldier/labourer; Roman Catholic; sallow complexion; brown curly hair; Hazel eyes; single man.

2yrs Probation at Cascades (south Hobart)
61 1/2 days gained by task work.
Assignments at Cascades, Pittwater, Bridgewater, Lindisfarn, Kangaroo Point (Bellerive), Swan Island.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Forrester, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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