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George Griffiths

George Griffiths, one of 210 convicts transported on the Lady East, 04 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Dealer
Date of Death: 17th October, 1882
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lady East
Departure date: 4th November, 1824
Arrival date: 9th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON31-1-15, image 96). UK Prison Hulk Register (HO9/1). Ancestry.
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

Geoffrey Michie on 13th December, 2018 wrote:

George Griffiths married Margaret Coglan 06/04/1836 at Launceston.

Iris Dunne on 13th December, 2018 wrote:

Prison Hulk Ship Ganymede moored at Chatham:- No.1142, Received 8 June 1824, Aged 24, Convicted 3 May 1824 at Salford, Offence: Stealing a Pocket Book and bill for 100 pounds, Discharged to NSW 22 October 1824

Conduct Record:- Tried 2 May 1824, Charged with Stealing from the Person of Elizabeth Banfod (or Barfool) 2 five pound bank notes, Conditional Pardon No.838 dated 29th February 1836 (Also, written on the side is “Transported for Stealing a Pocket Book and Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds. Gaol Report Good. Convicted before of Felony. Hulk Report Orderly. Married 4 children. Stated this Offence Stealing a Pocket Book and Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds. first Offence Picking Pockets served 12 months in Lancaster. Wife and 4 children, London Road, Manchester.”
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-15$init=CON31-1-15p96

Convict Changes History

Geoffrey Michie on 13th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th October, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Iris Dunne on 13th December, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON31-1-15, image 96). UK Prison Hulk Register (HO9/1). Ancestry. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Projec

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