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George Mitchell

George Mitchell, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Mitchell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 156
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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D Wong on 15th September, 2019 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against George Mitchell, Robert Symington for the crime of theft, habit and repute at West Port, Edinburgh
Dates 1845

Accused George Mitchell, carter, Address: West Port, Edinburgh
Robert Symington, Address: Canongate, Edinburgh

George Mitchell, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft - Edinburgh sheriff court, 5 December 1844

No ship found for Robert Symington.

Source: Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923:
George Mitchell, aged 16, a Tailor, transported for theft.
Arrived Port Phillip Bay.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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