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George Gunningham

George Gunningham, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Gunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd August, 1823
Arrival date: 15th March, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 87 (45)
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

Maureen Withey on 30th March, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

CUNNINGHAM, George. Per “Guildford” (6)

1824 Apr 28 - Stonemason. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.9)

George Gunningham was sent to Moreton Bay, but not as a result of a colonial sentence.

Moreton Bay Prisoner Register.
No 503. George Gunningham, per Guilford 6, tried at Somerset 29 Mar 1820, 14 years. Trade- stone setter. No details of any Colonial Conviction. To Sydney 9 Oct 1826.
Description: Gunningham Wm., native of Taunton, age 25, 5 ft 9 ½. fair comp, fair hair, grey eyes.
From Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence:

SRNSW Ref No.  4/1917.1
Under heading: Nominal Return of Crown Prisoners at Moreton Bay.

Falling Timber, burning off and breaking up ground.
George Gunningham, “Guildford” 6 – clearing ground.

General Return of public labour at Moreton Bay from 25 Dec 1825 to 24 March 1826 inclusive.
Clerks, Constables, Overseers, etc.
Falling Timber, burning off, destroying stumps and breaking up ground.
66. George Gunningham – labourer. (1 of 22 listed doing similar work)


Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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