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George Shadbolt

George Shadbolt, one of 199 convicts transported on the Mayda, 27 August 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Shadbolt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 2nd February, 1882
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mayda
Departure date: 27th August, 1845
Arrival date: 8th January, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 368. Tasmanian Archives - convicts Cornwall Chronicle
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th February, 2013 wrote:

George Shadbolt was convicted at Hertford on 10/07/1845 for burglary and stealing. 15yr sentence. Brothers Benjamin, Jonathan and Solomon were also charged with same offence, convicted and transported on the ‘Mayda’.

Gaol Report: 1st conviction

Native Place: Hertford, England

Farm labourer; Protestant; married, 2 children; brown eyes; lt brown hair; 5’3 1/4”.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 2yrs.
04/02/1846 Norfolk Island: Receiving 20lbs of mutton, the property of the Crown. 4mths hard labour, in chains.
14/01/1847 Norfolk Island: having a pipe and tobacco in his possession - ...mth hard labour, in chains.

1849: Fitzroy Crescent.
1850: Bothwell, Green Ponds, Picton

129 days gained by extra work.

02/11/1852 Ticket of Leave

15/05/1854: Application for permission to marry (ref. 52/1/7 page 453) Jane Whitton (transported per ‘Cadet’).

07/07/1854: Married Jane Whitton (aged 33), Brighton, Tasmania. (ref. 54/1854-37)

29/08/1854: Conditional Pardon

Elizabeth Jane b. 10/02/1859 Longford (ref. 1364/1859-33)
male child (George) b. 21/12/1862 Port Sorell district (ref. 1243/1862-33). George died 20/03/1864 Port Sorell (ref. 426/1864-35)

Wife Jane Whitton died 25/05/1875 aged 43yrs.

George died 02/02/1882 Port Sorell district (ref. 583/1882-35)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th February, 2013 wrote:

MARRIAGE. Shadbolt— Turner-On the 9th June, at Mount Uniacke, Sasafras, by the Rev. Robert Brown, Mr George Shadbolt, to Miss Elizabeth Turner. (Cornwall Chronicle 18 Jun 1877)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th February, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1809, date of death 2nd February, 1882, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th February, 2013 made the following changes:


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