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George Lawford

George Lawford, one of 160 convicts transported on the Eliza, 22 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Lawford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1839
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 22nd September, 1819
Arrival date: 21st January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 223 (113)
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 27th July, 2012 wrote:

Geroge Lawford was indicted for assaulting Thomas Gadd and stealing 1 tobacco box 1s., and 18s in money.  21/4/1819 Old Bailey.  He was 20 years old.

Colonial Secretary:
31/1/1820: On list of convicts disembarked from the ‘Eliza’ and forwarded to Windsor for distribution.
31/1/1820: Convict landed from ‘Eliza’ assigned to William Cox of Windsor.
1820: On list of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown in 1820; Listed as Lanford.
7/11/1820: On list of Prisoners transported to Newcastle per ‘Elizabeth Henrietta’
Mar, Aug 1821: On monthly returns of prisoners punished at Newcastle.
12/10/1822: Requesting information on.
16/10/1822: Re employment history of following his sending to Windsor for distrubution.
31/10/1823: On list of prisoners assigned; listed as Langford.
31/7/1824: Servant to Mr G T Palmer.  On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta.

Trove 4/6/1827: George Lawford was charged that he had stolen some goods out of cart, in a private manner, while travelling along the turnpike road.  The prisoner had a good place of service, and had some opportunities of earning an honest dollar.  The fact was clearly proved by several witnesses.  Sentence, 2 years to a penal settlement.

1837: Aged 34 assigned to Robert Henderson, Brisbane Water.

1837: TOL Brisbane Water.

14/6/1839: Convict Death Register - District/Parish Brisbane Waters.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1839-00-00, gender m

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