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George Black Pyott

George Black Pyott, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Black Pyott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 25th April, 1854
Age: 31 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: Arson
Convicted at: Scotland Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Dudbrook
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 7th February, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 234 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 582
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 10th September, 2014 wrote:

National Archives of Scotland:
1851: Precognition against George Black Pyott for the crime of wilful fire-raising, or attempt to commit wilful fire-raising at St. Anthony’s Court, St Anthony’s Street, Leith

George Black Pyott, tea, spice and provision merchant, Address: St Anthony’s Court, Leith

16/6/1851: George Black Pyott, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - wilful fire raising, recommendation for leniency, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years.

George was 30 years old on arrival and was 5’3 ¾” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, stout, single.

25/4/1854: George died, was not listed on the WA BDM and found no account of his death.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th April, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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