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George Irby

George Irby, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Irby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd February, 1794
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 194
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

Jen Foster on 3rd December, 2012 wrote:

George & his two brothers Thomas and John were sent to John McArthur’s property to work as labourers. George married Charlotte Stanley (1810-1853) daughter of Hannah Stanley (1788-1862) in 1833.  They had 3 children Sarah Ann (1846-1878), Joseph (1847-1901)and Charlotte M (1848-1928).  George Irby was granted an Absolute Pardon on the 3 March 1836.

Convict Changes History

Jen Foster on 3rd December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 22nd February, 1794, date of death 1862, gender, occupation, crime

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