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David Gee, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Wilts. Special Gaol Delivery
12th April, 1831
3rd August, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 111 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 86
||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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Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2019 wrote:
HO 17/54/94. 1831 Jan 25. Record held at The National Archives, Kew. England.
Prisoner name: Jeremiah New, John Thorne, David Gee and Worthy Gee.
Prisoner occupation: All road menders. Worthy Gee formerly a ploughboy in 1828.
Court and date of trial: Wells Special Assize, December 1830.
Crime: Robbery [during a riotous assembly] on 22 November 1830.
Initial sentence: (All) Death, commuted to seven years transportation.
Petitioner(s): Lord Radnor.
Grounds for clemency: Previous good character.
Other papers: Letter of character from James Spicer, fellow parishioner known to the four convicts. Letter of character on behalf of Worthy Gee from John Johnson, former employer, of Little Hinton, Wiltshire.
Additional Information: The convicts had been working on the roads for the parish on pay of 3/- per week.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2019 made the following changes: