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George Melville

George Melville, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Melville
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Perth Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 120
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

Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 wrote:

Alexander Carmichael and George Melville, residing in Perth, were indicted for housebreaking and theft, and being habit and repute thieves. George Melville pled and Alexander Carmichael pled Guilty,  An objection was taken to the production of an extract proving Carmichael habit and repute thief, on the ground that it was signed by the Magistrate instead of the Clerk of Court, which objection was sustained. The Public Prosecutor after examining a few witnesses gave up the case, when Carmichael was dismissed from the bar. Melville was sentenced to 14 years transportation. 
Fife Herald, 28 April 1825.

Euryalus hulk record. HO-9-2-4 page 1

Six from the Justicia Hulk, 19 June 1825
George Melville, No 271 age 15, Crime, Theft, Perth, 22 Apr 1825, sentence - 14 years, How disposed of – to Retribution, 7 Jan 1827.

The prison hulk, the Euryalus, an ex-frigate of the Trafalgar fleet, was moored at Chatham.  Over the twenty years that this hulk serviced juveniles, about 2,500 boys of fourteen and under passed through. There were also considerable numbers of older boys both in the juvenile hulk and distributed among the other hulks.  From the Euryalus, boys were transported both to New South Wales and to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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