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George Harwood, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||3rd August, 1817
|Date of Death:
||2nd September, 1870
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Central Criminal Court
5th May, 1836
31st August, 1836
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 399 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 265 (135)
||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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Anonymous on 10th February, 2012 wrote:
George was born in Harrow, London, England, the son of James, an Innkeeper and his wife Mary. He was Christened on the 20/8/1817 at St.Ann Soho, Westminster, London. George was apprenticed to the Goldsmiths Company as a goldbeater. He was convicted of stealing watches and chains from his employer on the 1/2/1836 in the Central Criminal Court (The old Bailey) and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 7 years. He married Janet Christie the daughter of a Criminal Officer, in 1845 and they had a daughter and a son. Janet died the same year her son was born in 1848. George was pardoned the following year on the 15/2/1849 and later married Mary Ann Baker nee Bowers in 30th June 1851 with the surname now Horwood, christian names George Frederick. George and Mary had 3 daughters and 5 sons. He died in West kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, on the 2/9/1870 aged 50.
Bill Horwood on 14th December, 2013 wrote:
Re Apprenticeship Details - The following was received from the Librarian at the GOLDSMITHS COMPANY 13/12/2013.
“I went down to the document strongroom to check the apprenticeship entries from 1828-1897 (G.C. Apprentice Book 11). I looked through the index for ‘H’ and there was only one Harwood - James, who was apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in the late 1820s.
There is a Livery company entitled the Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers and I believe that some gold beaters were apprenticed through that Company. Most of the apprentices were ‘bound’ to masters who were freemen of the respective companies but usually ran their own businesses independently of the livery company. The livery company was responsible for supervising its craft - through royal charters and then, later, through Parliamentary legislation - which also included the binding of apprentices THROUGH the Company but not TO the Company.”
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 10th February, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1817-08-03, date of death 1870-09-02, gender m