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George Quinnell

George Quinnell, one of 220 convicts transported on the Batavia, October 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Quinnell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Batavia
Departure date: October, 1817
Arrival date: 5th April, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 387 (195)
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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Tony Beale on 4th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856 Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827. 11/11/1823 George Quinland per ship Batavia seeking permission to marry Ann Riley who came free

Tony Beale on 4th December, 2020 wrote:

Error -
Correction:  George sought permission to marry Ann Gordan

Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, 9th February, 1828.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony; viz.

Lower Minto- George Quinnell, per Ship Batavia, holding a Ticket of Leave, to be Constable, from the 22d Ultimo, in the Room of Patrick Harrighan, free by Servitude, dismissed for Neglect of Duty on the 1st of January.
Sydney Gazette, 13 Feb 1828.

Colonial Secretary Index.

QUENELL, George. Per “Batavia”, 1818; ticket of leave.

1825 Jan 8,11
Re permission to marry Catherine Stanley at Campbelltown (Reel 6063, 4/1785 p.24; Reel 6014, 4/3513 p.248)


1828 Census Index. George Quinell, age 36, T.L. Batavia, 1817, 14 years, protestant, Constable, Brook Hill, Lower Minto district.
Catherine Quinell, age 26, G.S. Woodman, 1823, 7 years, catholic.


Convicts Index, 1791-1873.

George Quinnell, Batavia 1820, Ticket of Leave, 30/315. District, South Creek; Born, Kent; Trade Labourer; Tried, Kent Ass.

George Quinnell, Batavia 1818, Certificate of Freedom, 9 Aug 1831,Entry No. 31/0823. TL 365/2388.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 4th December, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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