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George Paterson

George Paterson, one of 174 convicts transported on the Fanny, 25 August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Paterson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Fanny
Departure date: 25th August, 1815
Arrival date: 18th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 174 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 229 (116)
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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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

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