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George Salmon

George Salmon, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Salmon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 15th September, 1839
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Essex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts

References

Primary 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.
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

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

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