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George Lewis, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||London Gaol Delivery
30th September, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 219 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 328
||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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Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 March 2020), February 1816, trial of GEORGE LEWIS (t18160214-24).
GEORGE LEWIS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 14th February 1816.
201. GEORGE LEWIS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of February , one spencer value 10s. one coat, value 2l. the property of Henry Hoffham ; and one coat, value 2l. the property of Philip Nonnett , in the dwelling-house of the said Henry Hoffham .
HENRY HOFFHAM . I am a broker , and live in Vine-street, Minories ; that is my private dwelling-house. I lost these things from that house between nine and ten last Thursday morning; they were taken out of the hall.
CATHERINE BECKET . I am servant to Mr. Hoffman. I heard the door shut at about nine o’clock last Thursday morning; it had been open. I went to the hall, and missed the coats and spencer immediately; I went to the door, and saw two men running with the things. The prisoner dropped the spencer, and I ran after him; I secured him, and brought him back to my master’s house. I am sure he is the man; I saw him with the spencer, and I saw him throw it down.
JOHN HAGARTY . I attempted to stop the other man; but he got away.
(Property produced, and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. There was a man running along with a bundle, and he dropped this spencer, which I picked up, and then I threw it down and ran away.
GUILTY , aged 36.
Transported for Seven Years .
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime