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George Smith

George Smith, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 13th May, 1841
Age: 24 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 384
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd June, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: George Smith. Age: 21
Date of conviction: 28 Sep 1838
Place of Conviction: Aberdeen
Estimated birth year: abt 1817
Vessel: John Barry. Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 22 Mar 1839

39-533. 265. Read & Write. Presbyterian. Single.
Native Place; Aberdeen
Trade or Calling; Farm Labourer
Offence; Cattle Stealing
10 years. 5 Ft 4 inches, Ruddy and Freckled, Brown Hair and Hazel eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: George Smith
Date of Death: 13 May 1841. District: Maitland
Ship: John Barry 1839.
Accidental Death at the blasting of a rock at the quarry

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th May, 1841 (prev. 0000)

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