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George Searls, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Essex, Chelmsford Quarter Sessions
12th March, 1842
5th July, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 280 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 18
||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 26th July, 2012 wrote:
George Searls - Convict no. 61993. Tried at Chelmsford, Essex - stealing wheat. Previous convictions. 7yrs Transportation sentence - to Van Diemen’s Land. Arrived 5 Jul 1842 on Eden (2), voyage 193. 5’6 1/2"; 40 yrs; married, 2chn; protestant; can read.Native Place - Little Braxton, Essex.
Almost clear record in Tasmania.
Brothers - Robert & Charles.
Wife - Jane, at Great Totham.
Father - John
Ticket of Leave 17 Jan 1846.
Applied for permission to remarry: to Ellen Magon (free) on 5 Dec 1854.
NOTE IN CONDUCT BOOK: See George SALES no. 1401.
Are they one and same person? Sales does not have own record in the ‘Eden’ Record book.
Both Sales & Searls are listed on the ‘Eden’ on Tasmanian Archives records.
Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 wrote:
George SALES (former convict 5370 per ‘Eden’ - under Searls or Sales) - tried and convicted at Oatlands, Tasmania on 28/12/1848 for stealing (2 bushels of barley v. 10/- for property of David Taylor). 7yr sentence.
15mths Probation at Port Arthur penal settlement.
29 days gained by extra work.
1848 description: married; Protestant; can read; farm labourer; aged 40yrs; fresh complexion; black hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Little Braxton, Essex, England.
Previously transported on the ‘Eden’ for stealing wheat in 1842. Free by servitude Oct 1847.
1851: L. Asylum
1852: Ticket of Leave
1852: Ticket of Leave revoked - absent
1853: Ticket of Leave restored
13/09/1853: Conditional Pardon
(There is a death of a George Sales in 1857 Launceston which could be this same man?)
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 26th July, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1802-00-00, gender m
Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 made the following changes: