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George Rew

George Rew, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Rew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 159 (81)
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 23rd February, 2019 wrote:

George Rew was 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Bath.

George was literate, protestant, single, 5’8½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar over right eyebrow, scar on centre of forehead, woman, H O in two inverted hearts inside lower left arm, ring on middle finger of left hand.

6/3/1846 NSW Government Gazette:
4/3/1846: Absconded - George Rew, Maitland 1840, absconded from the General Hospital, Parramatta, since the 22nd ultimo.

Not listed further in NSW Gov. Records.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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