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George Isitt

George Isitt, one of 240 convicts transported on the Forfarshire, 24 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Isitt
Aliases: Izard, Izzard
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1872
Age: 60 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Forfarshire
Departure date: 24th June, 1843
Arrival date: 12th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 326
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 29th January, 2014 wrote:

George Isitt was in fact George Izard/Izzard.  He was 31 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “stealing a deer” the property of Sir John Palmer of Carlton.

George was tried with Thomas West who was sent to Gibralter for 7 years.

George was 5’3 1/4” tall, single, protestant and could read.
Father: William, a bookeeper at Vauxhall Road.
Brothers: William, Charles
Sisters: Clara.

1855: George married Jane ??? at Evandale.
They had a son in 1845 George Thomas Izzard.

17/7/1872: Cornwall Chronicle, Tasmania: George Izzard drowned at Rose’s Creek, Morven, the body was in a bad state of decomposition and was interred without any inquest being held.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 29th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Izard, alias2: Izzard, occupation, crime

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