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George Parker

George Parker, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Parker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th May, 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 18th February, 1895
Age: 79 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 440
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

D Wong on 20th February, 2014 wrote:

George Parker was 18 years old when convicted of “Stealing Cloth”.

George was the son of John Parker and Olive Oakley and was born in Boxgrove, Sussex.

1837 Muster: Assigned to S Lord, Sydney

19/5/1841: COF

15/5/1843: Married Harriet Morris, they had 12 children.

18/2/1895: George died at Waterloo, NSW.

2/3/1899: Harriet died at Waterloo.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 8th May, 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th February, 1895 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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