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George Phillips, one of 150 convicts transported on the Frances Charlotte, 27 December 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th December, 1838
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 434
||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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Anonymous on 25th April, 2012 wrote:
George Phillips and Thomas Whitton were transported for stealing on the 12/5/1836, 5 yards of printed cotton the goods of William Freary’s shop in West Ham, Essex, valued at 3s 9d.
The records said they were both 13 when sentenced, but the indent record from VDL states that George is 16.
He is described as: 4’8" tall, fresh complexion, small head, brown hair, dark brown eyebrows, hazel eyes, small face, nose and chin, medium wide mouth. Tattoos:pistols, 2 wreaths, P S on right arm, arrow, love and sanity, anchor, P S on left arm.
His full name was George Edmund Phillips. He was sent to Port Arthur.
2/9/1837: Endeavouring to pilfer - 3 days solitary on bread and water.
2/10/1837: Misconduct on the muster ground - 12 stripes on the breech.
4/10/1837: Destroying his Gov. bed tick - 48 hours solitary on bread and water.
Other numerous offences: Talkint at muster, refusing to get up, awol, cruelty, fighting, secretingrations in his bed, misconduct during divine service and threating his overseer all resulting in receiving lashes or solitary on bread and water right up until his death.
He was around 18-21 when he died.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 25th April, 2012 made the following changes:
date of death 1838-12-15, gender m