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George Goldsmith

George Goldsmith, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Goldsmith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 262
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

Anonymous on 22nd September, 2012 wrote:

George Goldsmith alias Molds/Mould was 24 years old.  He was widower with 1 child, his wife having died soon after he came away.

George was 5’3" tall, light grey eyes, brown hair, L K and 4 dots on left arm.

1835 Muster: PW
25/1/1839: TOL

1/3/1859: George was charged with stealing 13 bags of sugar, the property of Messrs. Boys & Hall.  George was a carter and with a dray and horse picked up the sugar bags for delivery elsewhere, however he was found not guilty of the crime and was discharged.

25/10/1860: Departed for Sydney via Twofold Bay as a steerage passenger per "Clinch".

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 22nd September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809-00-00, gender m

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