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George Gordon

George Gordon, one of 176 convicts transported on the America, 04 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Gordon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Bucks Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 4th April, 1829
Arrival date: 18th August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 28
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 8th May, 2020 wrote:

George Gordon was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Clerk.

Transported for ‘Stealing books’.

George was protestant, single, 5’2 tall, ruddy fair complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, scar over left eyebrow, large scar back of ball of right thumb and above on wrist.

10/10/1829: Tried at Sydney General Sessions - Embezzling his masters property - 12 months - Sent to Moreton Bay - Returned to Sydney 16/1/1831.
Description at Moreton Bay:
25, 5’1¾” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

28/12/1835: TOL Sydney - This ticket is allowed for Sydney as long as the holder remains employed as clerk at Carter’s Barracks.

13/1/1836: COF - aged 32 and a Clerk.

15/9/1836 Sydney Herald:
I HEREBY give notice that Mr.
George Gordon, Carter’s Barracks, is authorised to receive all Debts due to me up to this dale ; and all outstanding Debts, if not immediately settled with bim, legal measures will be taken for their recovery.
Coach and Horses,
Parramatta Road.
September 10, 1836.

House of Correction
LAST Night or early this Morning-, the Office of this Establishment was entered through the window, suspected to be by some person now, or at some very recent period, attached to the Department a desk and box carried away, since found broken open on the Sand Hills, from which were taken three old fashioned Gold Seals, attached to a Steel Chain, a £1 Note, and about 10s. in silver; a drawer
broken open, out of which Cash was taken to the amount of about £18, some Bills and Orders for Money, and the following articles, the property of the Clerk:- one Black Surtout Coat with velvet collar, three Black Waistcoats, two pair Black Trousers, one White Marseille Waistcoat, one pair Moleskin Trousers, one Blue Jacket, one Black Jacket, and several other articles.
The above Reward will be paid for such information as will lead to the discovery of the property, or £5 for such information as will lead to the conviction of the parties.
February 4, 1837. Clerk.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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