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George Meadowcroft, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster Quarter Sessions
19th April, 1825
14th September, 1825
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 266
||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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Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 wrote:
National Archives. ADM 101/52/7
Medical journal of the Medina, convict ship from 15 March 1825 to 16 September 1825 by William Gergor, surgeon and superintendent, on her passage from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folio 3: remarks for April 1825; no other cases of sickness occurred during the month of March. On the morning of the 5th April the ship arrived at Sheerness and on the 6th were embarked 82 men and 28 boys from the Retribution and Bellerophon hulks stationed at that place, the rest of our complement 70 male convicts from the Dolphin being at Chatham did not arrive until the morning of the 9th when our number was completed to 180. From the period of this embarkation to the end of April the prisoners generally enjoyed good health, no disease occurring except those of a trifling description such as slight attacks of rheumatism, colds and sore throats the latter speedily removed by the spirit gagle. Signed W.G.
Folios 7-8: George [Meadowcroft?], boy, convict; disease or hurt, has been for some time under surgical treatments for a scald on the inner part of the left thigh. Taken ill on 21 June 1825, sent to Colonial hospital when the ship arrived at Hobart Town.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th May, 2021 wrote:
1826 New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 526 Name; George Meadowcroft . Ship arrived by; Medina. To whom assigned; HOSPITAL
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Medina - 19 April 1825
Name; George Meadowcroft. Trial; 11 Jul 1822. Lancaster Quarter Sessions. Sentence; 7 years
1835 - No; 526. Transported to Port Arthur.
1841 - No; 526. Port Arthur
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 made the following changes: