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George Hubbard

George Hubbard, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Hubbard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Boatbuilder
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 84 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 Life

Crime: High treason
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 123 (63)
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

Sienna Blake on 17th November, 2014 wrote:

George was convicted in 1813 of assisting French prisoners to escape from England during the Napoleonic Wars, and in 1814 was transported to Port Jackson. In 1817 and 1818, George was assigned as boat builder on two expeditions by Surveyor-General John Oxley to explore the NSW river systems. He was granted a full pardon in 1818 and appointed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as government boat builder to the settlement at Port Dalrymple in Van Diemens Land (Tasmania).

Helen Bodycomb on 22nd August, 2017 wrote:

George Hubbard’s wife Ann traveled to Australia aboard the female convict vessel the Wanstead (as a free passenger).

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2020 wrote:

At Shrewsbury Assizes, George Hubbard, innkeeper, at Deal, was convicted aiding assisting General Bron and one Fain (a midshipman) two French prisoners of of war, at large on their parole, at Welshpool, quitting that place, with a view to make their escape to France, and was sentenced to transportation for life.

Manchester Mercury, 6 April 1813.

Convict Changes History

Sienna Blake on 17th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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