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George Lane

George Lane, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Lane
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 286
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

Catherine Yarham on 2nd December, 2019 wrote:

George Lane joined the Masons and was one of the first Australian Masons in the Australian Social Lodge 260, under an Irish Charter, according to his obituary serving as the Tyler for many years.  He was responsible for building the Hospital, which later became The Mint and NSW Parliament House in Macquarie St, Sydney.
Lane married Bridget “Dinney” or “Deney” in 1804 in Sydney but she appears to have left Sydney in 1809. Around the same time Catholic Elizabeth Gill, Alias Frane, has arrived in Sydney as a convict and she has gone on to have at least 6 children with George, but never married him.  He is mentioned occaisonally in the local newspaper through Trove. He died in Sydney in 1835 after falling into the quarry at Darling Harbour while intoxicated.

Convict Changes History

Catherine Yarham on 2nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Catherine Yarham on 2nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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