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George Patterson

George Patterson, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Patterson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 27th November, 1839
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 19th November, 1832
Arrival date: 9th March, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 475 (238)
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 13th April, 2015 wrote:

Sally Steel (85) at 2:30pm, 13th April 2015 wrote of George Patterson:

Living in South Fould close High Street Edinburgh. Married a free assisted immigrant Mary Hingerty in Hobart in 1835. He died in 1839 leaving two young children and many descendants.

Maureen Withey on 6th March, 2020 wrote:

March 25, 1835.
A Ticket of Leave has been granted to Constable George Patterson, Surry 3, for his good conduct in assisting in the apprehension of Williams, a Runaway.
By His Excellency’s Command, J. MONTAGU.
Launceston Advertiser, 30 Mar 1835.
894. George Patterson,
Accidentally killed in the vicinity of Avoca, 27 Nov 1839
Inquest Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC195-1-5-328
29 Nov 1839. “…. George Patterson on the day twenty seventh day of November now last in the district of Avoca being riding in a certain cart It happened that the said George Patterson was then and there cas…ly? accidentally and by misfortune violently thrown to the ground and received a contusion in the back of the head by means of which the said George Patterson did then and there instantly die.  …”

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 13th April, 2015 made the following changes:


Maureen Withey on 6th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th November, 1839 (prev. 1839)

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