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George Morris

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Castor
Departure date: 1846
Arrival date: 16th November, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2018 wrote:

George MORRIS was convicted at Auckland, New Zealand, May 1846, for desertion from the Army - 99th Regiment. He had been in the Army for 5 yrs but absconded. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Castor’ in 1846.  His native place of birth was given as Halifax.

Probation station was firstly Norfolk Island then transferred in 1850 to Van Diemen’s Land itself.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Morris, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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