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George Raymond Pidding

George Raymond Pidding, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Raymond Pidding
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th May, 1800
Occupation: Shopkeeper
Date of Death: 12th February, 1853
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 342
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

Greg Manning on 5th October, 2017 wrote:

Pidding forged stamps when his business was for a second time threatened with bankruptcy.  Sent to Port Macquarie, he did clerical work.  On release he became a wine and cordial merchant in Sydney.  Thomas Pidding, a surgeon in Gov. Darling’s time, was his younger brother.

Convict Changes History

Greg Manning on 5th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 29th May, 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th February, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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