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George Ruddle

George Ruddle, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Ruddle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/sower
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 241 (123)
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 24th July, 2019 wrote:

Wilts Assizes
Seven years transportation:  John Russ and Geo. Ruddle, for stealing wheat at Fisherton; ...
Salisbury Journal, 15 March 1830

The following convicts, sentenced to transportation at our last assizes, were on Monday removed from Fisherton Gaol, and put on board the Captivity hulk at Devonport: viz. Frederick Kellow, Jas. Dredge, Rd. Chapman, Richard Withers, and George Godwin, to be transported for life; Charles Hooper, Robt. Cooper and Wm. Jones, for 14 years; John Webb, John Blandford, Wm. Farmer, Edward Strudgwick, John Russ, George Ruddle, Richard Mizen, James Abrahams, John Sifer, Jas. Gerrish and Thomas Dash, for 7 years.
Salisbury Journal, 29 March 1830

Hulk Record. HO 9-3-1 p.13.
George Ruddle, age 36, Crime - stealing wheat, tried at New Sarum, 6 March 1830, sentenced 7 yrs.Left hulk for NSW 15 Nov

D Wong on 25th July, 2019 wrote:

George Ruddle was listed as 37 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wiltshire.

George could read, was protestant, married with 2 male and 3 female children, 5’8” tall, swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, nose inclining to right side, two scars on fore finger of left and, scar on little finger of left hand, small scar on right cheek ; brother-in-law to No. 32-611 (which was John Russ).

5/7/1832: George Ruddle - Ploughs. Assigned to W.M. Winder at Windermere

19/11/1839: COF
1842: Bank Warrant - Condition: Free.

There is a death listed on the Convict Deaths Register for:
14/5/1844: George Ruddle died at Norfolk Island.

This death has been attributed to the above George Ruddle, also too George Ruddle on the Maitland 1844 and also to George Ruddle on the Nautilus - Cannot locate this one.

Convict Changes History

Audrey Earl on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

Bob Carter on 31st October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2019 made the following changes:


D Wong on 25th July, 2019 made the following changes:


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