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George Hames, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th October, 1864
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 437 (220)
||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 2nd March, 2014 wrote:
George Hames was 58 years old on arrival in NSW.
3/5/1839: Tried at Sydney for Stealing from a dwelling house and sentenced to 10 years transportation.
Sent to Norfolk Island.
26/7/1845: Arrived VDL per Governor Phillip.
George was described as: Aged 68, Protestant, can read a little, single, 5’4 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, black whiskers, blue eyes, bald on top of his head, short sighted, stout made, tattoos.
1851: Tried at Hobart - found no records of trial.
15/7/1852: Free Certificate.
6/10/1864: George died at Port Arthur.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 2nd March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th October, 1864 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime