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George Napier, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 90
||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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John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 wrote:
On 27 March 1812, subject George Napier along with John Grotto appeared at Edinburgh High Court on a libel of four assaults and robberies of persons during the Edinburgh Hogmanay Riots 1811/1812 - victims (1) Humphrey Cochrane; (2)Peter Bruce; (3) John Buchan Brodie; and (4) Nicol Allan. Napier pled guilty to robbery of Peter Bruce only and accepted by Crown. Both transported for 14 years. See Scots Magazine (1812) Vol.74, 249-250; and McGowan, John (2013) A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 271, p 284 and p 314.
Maureen Withey on 18th December, 2019 wrote:
George Napier, assigned to Wilson’s Gang, absconded from Prisoners’ Barracks, Hyde Park; he was recently returned from Newcastle, from which settlement he had formerly absented himself for a length of time. This old bush ranger is well known in the district of Liverpool and Castlereagh, is about 30 years of age, stout made, of dark complexion, is slightly pock-pitted, and arrived per ship Fortune 2d.
Sydney Gazette, 16 Dec 1820
Convict Changes History
John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes: