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George Knight

George Knight, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Knight
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 26th January, 1888
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stratheden
Departure date: 31st July, 1845
Arrival date: 25th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 357 (180)
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

gail knight on 16th September, 2013 wrote:

when finished his sentence settled in Geelong Victoria

John McKay on 8th March, 2014 wrote:

Left a family of 5 in England
Worked initially for Mr Roadknight as farm labourer.
Married 8 Apr 1850 to Jane McCabe (b 1836 d 1885)
Eliz Jane b 1851
Mary Ann b 1854
William b 1856
Eliza Margt b 1859
Amelia Emma b 1861
George James 1863
Fred b 1866
Margaret b. 1869
Lived, worked and died in Geelong. Buried Geelong West Cemetery

D Wong on 8th March, 2014 wrote:

George was labourer and was convicted of stealing 3 asses.

George was 32 years old, weighed 10 stone (63.5kg) and was married with 5 children.  His father was John, deceased, and also a labourer.

George was trained to read and write and to be a tailor.

George survived Jane by 3 years passing away at the age of 76 on Thursday 26
January 1888, also at the Geelong Hospital from hypertrophy (excessive thickening of
part of an organ by increase in its own tissues) and dilation of the heart from which he
had suffered for the last year of his life.

Convict Changes History

gail knight on 16th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1876, crime

John McKay on 8th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 0000 (prev. 1876), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 8th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 26th January, 1888 (prev. 0000), occupation

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