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George Offer

George Offer, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Offer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 14th July, 1819
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Hibernia
Departure date: 20th November, 1818
Arrival date: 11th May, 1819
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 117 (60)
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

Maureen Withey on 6th May, 2019 wrote:

The following prisoners were tried, and received sentence of death;… George Offer, Robert Rose, and Mark Woodroffe, for a burglary and robbery in the house of John Drew at Horton; ... Of the ten prisoners who received sentence of death at our assizes, the whole have been reprieved, excepting John Lawes, convicted of burglary, who is left for execution on Tuesday the 4th of August.
Salisbury Journal, 27 July 1818

HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831,
P 45.
Received from New Sarum, 28 Sept 1818 (9 prisoners)
George Offer, age 30, Convicted at New Sarum, of a felony, 18 July 1818, sentenced to transportation for 14 years. 7 Nov 1818, NSW.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th May, 2021 wrote:

1817 - 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania.
Ship; Hibernia - 1819
No; 12
Name; George Offer
Age on Arrival; 30
Trial;  July 1818
Trade; Farmers Labourer
Native;  Wiltshire
Remarks; DIED; 14 July 1819

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 15th May, 2021 made the following changes:


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