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George Hames

George Hames, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Hames
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 6th October, 1864
Age: 88 years

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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Leicester, Borough Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 437 (220)
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

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.

20/10/1846: TOL

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

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