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George Meredith

George Meredith, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa, 27 August 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Meredith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Shropshire Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 27th August, 1841
Arrival date: 13th January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 372
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

D Wong on 29th May, 2020 wrote:

Shrewsbury Chronicle Shropshire, England
16 Apr 1841:

George Meredith, for stealing fowls at Dudleston.

George Meredith was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Born: North Wales.

George was 5’8ΒΌ” tall, literate, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazeol eyes, tattoos on both arms, married with 1 child.

Father: John
Wife: Elizabeth.

18/7/1845: TOL
11/1/1848: TOL revoked for wilful mismanagement of work.

9/1/1849: Free Certificate.

1/8/1854: Permission to marry Eliza Gibson (free).  No registration found.

27/5/1856: Permission to marry Annie Christie (free).

28/4/1857: Married Annie Christie at St. Johns, Ross. Registered at Campbell Town.
Geoge was 30, a blacksmith.
Annie was 21, a spinster.
12/9/1860: Alexandrine Elizabeth
31/3/1862: No name stated.

Convict Changes History

Julie Campbell on 29th May, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Julie Campbell on 29th May, 2020 made the following changes:


D Wong on 29th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000)

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