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George Gorey

George Gorey, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 09 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Gorey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 9th October, 1830
Arrival date: 28th January, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 502
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

Robert Watkin on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

Transported to Van Diemans Land for 7 years

Andrew Marshall on 6th June, 2012 wrote:

Theft of three silk handkerchiefs.
Newspapers reports of the incident appear to indicate that he was born later than 1810 and attempted to hang himself while awaiting trial but was resuscitated by some medical gentlemen.

Anonymous on 6th June, 2012 wrote:

George Gorey was 21 years old on arrival.
Goal Report: bad, imprisoned before.
Hulk Report: Good.

George was pockpitted, 5’2" tall dark blue eyes, brown hair, single.

1832-33 Muster: Assigned to Mr W Hume.
1835: Hume/Disorderly conduct - reprimanded.
1835: TOL

Married Elizabeth Farrell in Melbourne 2/8/1850.

May have returned to Tasmania in the 1880’s.

Convict Changes History

Robert Watkin on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810-00-00, date of death 1865-00-00, gender m

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