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George Simmonds

George Simmonds, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Simmonds
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th April, 1818
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 11th February, 1868
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 339 (172)
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

Rod Kitch on 10th July, 2014 wrote:

Married Mary Wiffen at Boorawa, NSW, 31/05/1846, raised 11 children.

D Wong on 10th July, 2014 wrote:

George Simmonds was 17 years old when transported, he was the son of Edward and Sarah Simmonds.

1846: TOL, Yass
24/6/1853: CP

11/2/1868: George died at Beechworth, Victoria.

Mary Wiffen arrived per ‘Surrey 1840’ and she died 12/1/1873.

Convict Changes History

Rod Kitch on 10th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th February, 1868 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 10th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 12th April, 1818 (prev. 1818), date of death: 11th February, 1868 (prev. 18th February, 1868), gender: m, crime

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