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George Hughes

George Hughes, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Auckland, 13 July 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Hughes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Boot maker
Date of Death: 4th February, 1908
Age: 87 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Worcester City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Auckland
Departure date: 13th July, 1844
Arrival date: 15th November, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 243 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 134. Trove
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

hughes on 6th February, 2017 wrote:

Married Ellen Kenney 1953, Petersham,New South Wales,Australia
Left Van Diemans Land to the Australian mainland where he finished his life in Carrington, Newcastle, New South Wales,Australia
Buried at Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate New South Wales, Australia
He had six boys and 4 girls

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2017 wrote:

“Ellen married George Hughes at St Mary’s Sydney on 25 April 1853. George was born in Worcester, England about 1825 to James and Susan. A boatman, he was convicted of stealing 9 bells from an unoccupied house in Worcester and convicted at the Worcester Quarter Sessions on 8 April 1844 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He had previous convictions for pick-pocketing.
George Hughes is described in the Convict Indents as aged 23, 5 foot 5 inches, of ruddy
complexion with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. The surgeon recorded his health as
very good. George’s Certificate of Freedom was issued on 30 May 1851. Shipping records
suggest that he left for Melbourne as a mate aboard the Portland on 2 November 1851.”
George and Ellen (an Irish Orphan) - more information from http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/media/Ellen_Kenny_by_Jan_Richards_3Jul13.pdf
Checked DOD on NSW BDM - correct DOD is 4 February 1908 (3840/1908 - 86 years, District: Wickham)

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2017 wrote:

Ticket of Leave mentioned in Colonial Times, 22 September 1848, page 4 - Convict Department, Comptroller-General’s Office, Sept. 18, 1848

hughes on 13th December, 2019 wrote:

7 June 1851 Ticket of Leave

Convict Changes History

hughes on 6th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th December, 1908 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 4th February, 1908 (prev. 4th December, 1908)

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 134. Trove (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 134)

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