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George Nicholls

George Nicholls, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Castlereagh, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Nicholls
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Castlereagh
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 11th June, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 302 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 402
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

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 wrote:

Name is spelt with one ‘L’ in records at CCC and in Convict Conduct Book, however 2 ‘L’s on index.
George was charged, with Abraham Abrahams, in April 1817 at CCC London of stealing 2 prs boots. Both sentenced to 7 yrs transportation. George was aged 21 years. Travelled on ‘Lady Castlereagh’ to Van Diemen’s Land, arriving 11 June 1818. Convict no. 52877. Further convictions in colony: 6/10/1821 Sheep stealing. 31/8/1822 Pig stealing - to be sent to Macquarie Harbour to serve remainder of sentence.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1796-00-00, gender m

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