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George William Knowles

George William Knowles, one of 312 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 August 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George William Knowles
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster. Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th August, 1850
Arrival date: 28th November, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 315 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 346
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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Anonymous on 1st September, 2011 wrote:

Knowles Certificate of Freedom surfaced in Sydney NSW August 2011. It is dated 25 April 1856 and lists George as a Seaman, native of Bristol aged (indistinct writing) as either 34 or 54, 5 foot 4 inches without shoes, fresh comlexion with a medium head, sandy hair, eyebrows and whiskers, a swarthy visage with hazel eyes, a medium nose, a high forehead, small chin and little mouth.  Registered at Campbell Town Criminal District, number 668 (info supplied via Paddy O’Brien)

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