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George Paynter

George Paynter, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Paynter
Aliases: Gardener, George (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes at Maidstone
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 205 (105)
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 7th February, 2013 wrote:

George was 29 on arrival in VDL.  His occupation was a ‘Pork Butcher’ and his crime was uttering 1/2 crowns.  He had been convicted of this offence before.

George was 5’3 1/2” tall, grey eyes, brown hair, single, florid complexion, could read and write.

Mother: Sophia
Brothers: William, Frederick, Henry.
Sister: Louisa.

30/8/1853: TOL
25/7/1854: CP

1853: Married Mary Ann Meadows (Auroa 1851) they had children.  One child Mary Ann, 1853-1921, born in Tasmania, married Richard Henry Wilson, he was born in Melbourne and became a teacher in Sandford (south west Victoria) 1875-78.  They had 3 children in Sandford then moved to Woodford near Warrnambool.

May 1864: George was a butcher in Argyle Street, Hobart.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th February, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1 Gardener, George (alias) (prev. Gardener, George (Alias)), date of birth 1821, gender, occupation, crime

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