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George Pickett

George Pickett, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Pickett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th April, 1821
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 26th September, 1892
Age: 71 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: Hertford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 286
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

Anonymous on 14th August, 2012 wrote:

George was 17 on arrival in VDL.  He had been convicted before and imprisoned, Goal Report: Very Bad.

George was single, pockpitted face and back of both hands, several moles on left arm, grey eyes, light red hair, 5’1 3/4" tall.

George had a bad conduct record, gambling, neglect of duty, stealing razors and a knife and absconding - eventually sent to Port Arthur 16/12/1843.
1/9/1845: Removed from Port Arthur to Prisoners Barracks, Hobart.

27/2/1846: Attempted to strike his overseer with a hammer, 4 months hard labour.

Married Nancy Cromie (Waverley) on 8th October 1849.  Nancy was born in 1824 and died 9/12/1854 in Hobart. No children listed.

20/4/1855: married Eliza or Elizabeth Espie B1835 in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.  They had 10 children.

George moved to Melbourne about 1870, the last 2 children were born 1870 Prahran, and 1873 Oak Park or Oakleigh.

Eliza died in 1875 and George died in 1892 aged 71 at Scoresby.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821-04-11, date of death 1892-09-26, gender m

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