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George Hiscock

George Hiscock, one of 254 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 12 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Hiscock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 9th January, 1901
Age: 91 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Violence to a surperior officer
Convicted at: Nova Scotia Halifax Colonial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 12th April, 1843
Arrival date: 19th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 280
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 July, 2017 wrote:

George Hiscock was 21 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for ‘shooting at james gingell a serjeant; john ball struck him in the right arm; I was drunk & the serjeant put me into the guard room & threatened to make a stain on my back which no water would wash out; I was sentenced to death’.

Listed as being born in 1821, although he was listed as being born in 1810 on the ‘Graves of Tasmania’ website.

George came from Marlboro, Wiltshire but was tried in Halifax, Nova Scotia - he was 5’6 1/4” tall, could read and write, single, protestant, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, scar on right eyebrow, anchor between forefinger and thumb left hand, wart of left thumb, scar on upper lip left side - has been a soldier.

16/12/1851: TOL
19/12/1854: CP

No marriage found.

31/12/1884 Tasmanian News, Hobart:
An old inmate of the Invalid Depot
named George Hiscock was sentenced to
two week’s imprisonment for violently
assaulting another invalid inmate yesterday.

9/1/1901: George died at the New Town Charitable Institution, listed as 91 years old (born 1810) and buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart. (Source: Graves of Tasmania website, death not listed on ‘Linctas’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th January, 1901 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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