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George Laburn, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th February, 1891
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
29th March, 1824
21st July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 203 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 131 (67)
||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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D Wong on 19th November, 2017 wrote:
GEORGE LABURN, Theft > theft from a specified place, 18th July 1821.
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
GEORGE LABURN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June, at St. Pancras, one soup ladle, value 30 s.; ten spoons, value 3 l. 15 s., and one mustard pot, value 1 l., the goods of Bryan Holme, in his dwelling-house
ELIZA MALLBUTT. I am servant to Mr. Bryan Holm , who lives in Brunswick-square in the parish of St. Pancras. On the 16th of June, I was in the parlour, and thought I heard a noise in the kitchen; I went down, and saw the boy passing through the front kitchen. I gave an alarm, and followed him, I took a basket from him in the area, it contained the articles stated in the indictment; he got out of the area. Fellows followed and brought him back; he had taken the things out of the cupboard in the back kitchen. I am sure he is the boy - they are worth 6 l.
EDWARD FELLOWS. Mallbutt gave an alarm, I ran and took the prisoner and brought him back to the house, hearing a cry of Stop thief! - nobody else was near the
house; he said he had only broken a square of glass, and he hoped I would let him go - I gave him in charge.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s I leave it to the mercy of the Court.
GUILTY. - DEATH. Aged 15.
George was 15 years old when convicted, he spent 3 years on the hulks before being transported. He was transported as a Capital Respite.
Father and Mother at Shoreditch - he last lived with his Father.
1830-32 Musters: Public Works
1833-35 Musters: TOL
1/2/1840: Tried Hobart Town for ‘Stealing one steer, value ?7 the property of John Doran. Guilty.
6/5/1840: To be sent to Port Arthur for 3 years and conduct to be reported.
8/5/1844: 2nd Class
6/9/1844: 3rd Class
April 1848: TOL
20/2/1891: George died at the New Town Charitable Institution, aged 85 years, of Senile Debility. Listed as a ‘Bookbinder’.
He was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
No marriage or children found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 19th November, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th February, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime