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George Partington

George Partington, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Partington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th May, 1796
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: 21st May, 1858
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 266
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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carole o'meara on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

George Partington was certified as insane and placed in the Western Goal Melbourne where he died.  He is buried in the Old Melbourne cemetery in a paupers grave.
George had been married in England to Lettice ]Tomlinson and had 2 children before his conviction.  In 1838 he married Elizabeth Samuels in Tasmania, Australia.  They had 8 children,  the first 4 in Tasmania and the other 4 in Victoria. (where they came in 1846.)

W.Farrell on 2nd February, 2017 wrote:

He was a cotton and woollen spinner by trade. He was transported on the “Medina”. Transcribed: His crime, receiving stolen goods. Twice in custody before. Behaved well in gaol. Hulk report “orderly”, a wife. Stated this offence, receiving stolen goods, “a watch”. Once for offence “unclear” in Chester Castle. Once for house breaking at Chester. Acquitted. Widower
In Tasmania:1829 Drunk and disorderly, to be placed in the stocks, 4 hours.
183? Drunk and in a public house after hours.
1836 Being in a disorderly house.

Description: 5f 6.5 h, swarthy, with grey eyes.

29 Apr 1858. Elizabeth Partington, wife of George Partington of Woodford, splitter and sawyer- states that her husband has been of unsound mind, for the last two years. “Unclear” threatened several times to kill his children and upon an occasion whilst in an insane fit, wounded Elizabeth his daughter, with a piece of wood.

Convict Changes History

carole o'meara on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 28th May, 1796, date of death 21st May, 1858, gender, crime

D Wong on 2nd February, 2017 made the following changes:


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