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George Smeddles

George Smeddles, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Smeddles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1837
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 11th February, 1909
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Cheshire, Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 238
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

norman smeddles on 16th October, 2012 wrote:

after release from Fremantle Prison in 1871 George founded the Metroplolitan Bootmart. He bought land and property and became very wealthy, there was a street in Perth called Smeddles Terrace. He returned to England in 1999.

Convict Changes History

norman smeddles on 16th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1837, date of death 11th February, 1909, gender, occupation, crime

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