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George Sandford

George Sandford, one of 266 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 20 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Sandford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st June, 1815
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 20th October, 1886
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 20th July, 1831
Arrival date: 18th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 149 (77)
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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Anonymous on 16th September, 2012 wrote:

a leg of pork

D Wong on 26th March, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
GEORGE SANDFORD, JAMES HENRY WHITE, Theft > simple larceny, Theft > receiving, 6th January 1831.

Reference Number: t18310106-23
Offences: Theft > simple larceny; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Transportation

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GEORGE SANDFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of January , 3 lbs. of pork, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Robert Rolling ; and JAMES HENRY WHITE was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .
HENRY HUTCHINSON. I keep a chemist’s-shop on Clerkenwell-green . On the 1st of January I was looking out of my window, and saw three boy s near Mr. Rolling’s pork-shop; one was opposite, one had passed the shop, and one had not got up to it - Sandford, who was one of them, took the pork, and gave it to the one who had not got up to the shop; the one who had got on beyond the shop made his escape - I gave information, and then followed them; I came up with four boys in a court in Red Lion-street - White was one of them, whom I had not seen before; he had an apron on with the pork in it - they were altogether, but I cannot tell what they were doing; I seized White, and then secured Sandford -White said a boy had given him a few halfpence to carry it.
ROBERT ROLLING . I keep the pork-shop on Clerkenwell-green. Mr. Hutchinson brought the prisoners to me, and White had the pork in his apron - this was about eleven o’clock; I had seen it safe about an hour before, outside my shop window; it was mine, and worth 1s. 6d. - I had not missed it till the witness told me.
HENRY HUTCHINSON . I am sure it was Sandford took it - I had not known either of the prisoners before; I watched them for twenty or thirty seconds - I have not the least doubt that Sandford took it.

Sandford’s Defence. We went out for a place, and passed by this shop - two boys came and said to White,“Take this and carry it for us, and we will give you a few halfpence.”

White’s Defence. Two boys gave it me to carry - they ran off, and the gentleman took hold of me.

WHITE - GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years .

Have not located James White as a convict.

George was 17 years old on arrival.  He was 4’7 ¾” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, light grey eyes, single.  Occupation was a ‘Shoe and Bootmaker”.

1832-1835 Musters: Assigned to Mr S Wintle.

12/6/1837: TOL

27/3/1839: Married Jane Copden (Westmoreland 1835) they had 16 children.

George died in Geelong, Victoria and Jane died 1897 also in Geelong.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815-06-01, date of death 1886-10-20, gender m

D Wong on 26th March, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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