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George Salmon, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th September, 1839
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 320
UK Prison Hulk Register 1805-1836; Annotated Convict Register 1828 and Convict Death Register.
||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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Wendy Smith on 11th September, 2019 wrote:
Annotated Convict Registers states that George Salmon was aged 21; could neither read or write; Religion Protestant: Status Single; Trade or calling - ploughman; Native of Essex. Offence committed in Essex. Tried on 5 December 1827 and was sentenced to life. Had no prior convictions. Height 5 feet 3 inches; Complexion Ruddy; Hair Brown and eyes dark hazel. Remark noted that he died in the Queanbeyan District see letter from .... dated 21 September 1839. Comments on how disposed of in Australia was to John Palmer and could not work out location.
UK Hulk Register states that George Salmon was transferred from Springfield, Essex on 30 January 1827 after being tried in Chelmsford on 5 December 1827. Transferred to Ship York moored at Portsmith, England. The register also stated that the Magistrate consider him to be a bad character.
Ticket of Leave issued 28 February 1837. Ticket of Leave number 37/437.
The Queanbeyan Pioneer Cemeteries Register states that he was buried in the Oaks Burial Ground now part of Oaks Estate.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Smith on 11th September, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 320
UK Prison Hulk Register 1805-1836; Annotated Convict Register 1828 and Convict Death Register. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm R