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George Gallimore, one of 140 convicts transported on the Dick, 02 October 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 408
||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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Frank Sandwell on 9th August, 2015 wrote:
Eleven years after George Gallimore (1800-85) was transported to New South Wales in 1820, he married convict Eliza Ogden (born circa 1810) on the 14th of November 1831 at Bathurst, N.S.W. On the 17th of February 1830 Eliza had been transported on the Roslin Castle from England to N.S.W. for fourteen years.
Following her death George married free settler Bridget Samuels (1812-98) at “Nuria” (Nowra?) N.S.W. on 26 February 1846. Bridget had been born Elizabeth Sandwell in London, England, but had changed her name to Biddy Sanawells when she met and ran off with former convict James Dutton (1797-1842) in Sydney in 1838 and became his common-law wife, having two children with him. She then changed her name a second time to Bridget Samuels in 1842, around the time of James Dutton’s death.
According to his tombstone, George Gallimore died in 1885 at “Black Rock.” He was buried at Wellington Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, N.S.W.
(SOURCE: Handwritten family history from the 1930s)
Frank Sandwell on 12th August, 2015 wrote:
Following the completion of his 7-year sentence, George Gallimore came to Wellington, northwest of Sydney, in 1828 as a “pit-sawyer.” After his marriage to local widow Bridget Dutton in 1846, George took over the store her first husband, ex-convict James, had built at Neurea on land adjacent to a resting place for teamsters and their animals. This property was known as Black Rock and in 1859, the first official post office with George as postmaster was opened there, operating from the Gallimore store, which was also known as the “White Stores” for over half a century.
On 10 April 1865, Gallimore’s store was robbed by Ben Hall’s gang, at the time a trio of infamous bushrangers. They stole cash, jewelry and goods, but got their comeuppance in May, when Ben Hall and Johnny Gilbert were both shot dead. The third member of the gang, John Dunn, was later captured by police and hanged in March 1866.
D Wong on 1st January, 2018 wrote:
29/7/1820 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England: Joseph Green, George Gallimore, John Fisher, James Russell, James Collins, for stealing in a warehouse.
All arrived per ‘Dick’.
Convict Changes History
Frank Sandwell on 9th August, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1885 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 1st January, 2018 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime