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George Galer

George Galer, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Galer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Ploughman and shepherd
Date of Death: 1852
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Bedford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 113 (59)
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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D Wong on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette Huntingdonshire, England
15 Jan 1831

GEORGE GALER, aged 24, charged with breaking open a stable on the premises of John Daniel, of Sandy, and stealing 7 rabbits, his property.—7 years transportation.
Prisoner further stands charged on suspicion of stealing a pullet, the property
of Soph. Howsden, at Sandy.

George Galer was listed as 29 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Sandy Potton near Bedford.

George was 5’3¾” tall, brown complexion, light brown hair and small whiskers, hazel eyes, married with 2 female children.
Wife Sarah with her mother at np.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Jos. Archer Esq.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Edward Archer Esq.

1839: COF

1852: VIC BDM - George Galer died at Mount Alexander (Castlemaine area) Victoria.  (Possibly mining for gold).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1852 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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