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George Mills

George Mills, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Mills
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
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 HO11/3, Page Number 279 (141)
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

paul on 7th December, 2018 wrote:

A convict love token for George Mills is in Paul Wares private collection

D Wong on 8th December, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
15th September 1819
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

GEORGE MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July, one watch, value 5 l.; one chain, value 1 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one key, value 5 s., the property of Thomas Smailes, from his person.

THOMAS SMAILES. I am a mariner , and belong to Sunderland. On the 12th of July, about half-past ten o’clock at night, I was coming down Nightingle-lane, Wapping, and met the prisoner coming towards me; I went outside, and gave him the wall. Just as he came to me, he put his shoulder against me, and turned me round a little - I felt my watch go at the same time. I immediately seized him, told him he had got my watch, and called the watchman; I gave him to Martin, and thought I saw him throw the watch down. I found it about five feet from him, and the case lying in another place. He got from Martin, and ran off, but was secured again.

WILLIAM MARTIN. I am a rope-maker, and live in Nightingale-lane. I heard the alarm, went up, and collared the prisoner; he said, “Let me go, I have done nothing.” I gave him to the watchman, but he escaped from him, and ran down Burr-street - he was brought back - I know him to be the man.

JAMES WARNER. I am a watchman. I heard the alarm - the prisoner was given to me. He twisted me round, got from me, and ran across the road. I followed him, and secured him without losing sight of him.

THOMAS GOWAN. I live in Burr-street. I heard the alarm, ran to the spot, and found the prisoner in custody; he escaped. I followed him, and never lost sight of him, till he was secured.

GUILTY. Aged 20.
Transported for Life.

George Mills was 21 years old on arrival - he was 5’10½” tall, fair pale complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
MILLS, George. Per “Mangles”, 1820
1822 Jun 29: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.79)

1831: Ticket of Exemption from Govt Labor.
2/1/1832: TOL - Ticket of Exemption from Govt Labor - torn up on his receiving a TOL.
10/9/1833: TOL - surrendered mutilated and cancelled.
11/5/1836: TOL - Listed as a carter.

Convict Changes History

paul on 2nd December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 8th December, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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