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George Foster

George Foster, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd June, 1799
Occupation: Nail maker
Date of Death: 26th June, 1876
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York, West Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Thelma Dunstall New Zealand researcher
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

Linda A Sayers on 8th September, 2016 wrote:

George was convicted for stealing goods (jacket and loaf bread) on 20 October 1819 given 7 years, he was 20 years of age,  5ft 4 1/4 ins, hair brown eyes blue. Tattoo on right arm F.C 362. 27 Oct 1826 . (FC .. Freed Certificate)

Linda A Sayers on 8th September, 2016 wrote:

George Foster married Mary Archer on the 25 October 1830 Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia. Mary died 30 October 1834. George became a whaler, ship end up in New Zealand, he then worked as a Moulder for the whalers. George married Janet Ramsay Gilbert (née Currie) a widow of five children, George and Jane had four sons only one lived a George Foster.

Convict Changes History

Linda A Sayers on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: List of convicts on transported AO fiche 628 (1820-1821) AO fiche 629 (1822-1823) Auckland library (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 313 (158)), date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000),

Linda A Sayers on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Thelma Dunstall New Zealand researcher (prev. List of convicts on transported AO fiche 628 (1820-1821) AO fiche 629 (1822-1823) Auckland library), date of birth: 3rd June, 1799 (prev. 1799)

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