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George Paterson, one of 174 convicts transported on the Fanny, 25 August 1815
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 229 (116)
||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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Mairin Innes on 9th April, 2015 wrote:
George Paterson was a former employee as a general servant of works at the Soap Works, South Queensferry, West Lothian Scotland, owner - Messers Sherriff & Co. which went bankrupt in September of 1814 - George Paterson was afterwards employed at one of two soap-works in South Queensferry ie John Taylor & Sons and the soap-works of Campbell Innes (my gt gt gt grandfather)...On 29th Dec 1814, Paterson broke into and entered both above named soap-works - stealing ‘300 weight of hard yellow soap in bars and wedges’..was arrested & tried at Edinburgh High Court of Justiciary 16 March 1815, found quilty and sentenced to 14 yrs transportation…was sent 5th May 1915, from the Tolbooth, Edinburgh, to Leith, whereby he was embarked to the Hulk Resolution, on the (river) Thames,near London, England, afterwards transferred to the convict ship Fanny, departing England 25 August, 1815: Arrived New South Wales 18 Jan 1816. Sources for above information: 1)AU. Joint Copying Project micro roll 87 - No. H011/2 - p.229 (116). 2)British Convict Transportation Regt. 1787-1867 - compiled by State Lib. of Queensland. 3)Convict ships to Port Jackson: nsw.gov.au 4)Findmypast: Newpaper articles: i)Caledonian Mercury, 8 Sept 1814, 16 March 1815, 6 May 1815. ii)The Scots Magazine: 1 Apr 1815. section: High Court of Justiciary,p.314
Convict Changes History
Mairin Innes on 9th April, 2015 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime