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George Rose

George Rose, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Rose
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dromedary
Departure date: 11th September, 1819
Arrival date: 10th January, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 369 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 218
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

Maureen Withey on 6th July, 2019 wrote:

On Saturday evening Mr. Justice Holroyd arrived here, and opened the commission for holding the Lent Assizes for this county.- The business will be proceeded on this morning - Mr. Justice Holroyd will preside in the Crown Court, and Mr. Justice Best at Nisi Prius.- Eighteen venires are returned, one of which is a special Jury.
The prisoners on our calendar for trial, are eight-one in number, as follow : ...G. Rose and Rd. Cock, for stealing 6 turkies belonging to G. Warriner, Esq., at Conock. ...
Salisbury Journal, 8 Mar 1819

The following prisoners were convicted of various acts of grand larceny, specified in last week’s Journal:…  Geo. Rose ... 7 yrs transportation  
Salisbury Journal, 15 Mar 1819

Maureen Withey on 6th July, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian record - Description- George Rose, (No 128), age 53, farm lab or ploughman, 5 ft 6 1/4 in high, brown to grey hair, grey eyes, native place , Wiltshire.

D Wong on 7th July, 2019 wrote:

George Rose was listed as 53 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Wiltshire.

29/4/1819: George Rose, aged 50 years, convicted of felony on 6 Mar 1819 at Wiltshire Assizes, and sentenced to seven years transportation, was received on board the prison hulk Laurel from Fisherton.

15/3/1826: COF

Possible Death:
27/12/1854: At Port Sorell, Tas.,
Cause of Death: Old age accelerated by exposure in the sun, aged 84 years.

Listed ad D Rose (daddy written in pencil).

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Maureen Withey on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:


D Wong on 7th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1766 (prev. 0000)

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