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George Smith

George Smith, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1768
Occupation: Cooper
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 72 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: Stealing money
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 425 (212)
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

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2021 wrote:

George Smith, for stealing in the dwelling house of Henry Teale, Deptford, bank notes and other money, value of three pounds or thereabouts —DEATH. Reprieved.
Kentish Gazette, 4 April 1809.

Thursday se’ennight the following Convicts were removed from the County Gaol, Maidstone, under a strong guard to Portsmouth, and there put board the Hulks, and to remain till a Transport is prepared for their conveyance to New South Wales, viz. Edward Gallaher, James Ughlohhan, John Skynner, Edward Gaynor, John Mackey, David Brown alias George Busbridge, John Fullager, John Cole, George Smith, James Pettilt, James Gore, Jeremiah Bever, Samuel Dykes, John Norris, Dennis Collins, Thomas Litton, and William Baker. 
Kentish Weekly Post, 12 May 1809.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th December, 2021 wrote:

1820 - Permission to Marry.
George Smith. Prisoner. Ship; Anne. Ship; Anne & Isabella Thompson - Free
Date; 1 May 1820. Parramatta

1820 - 8 Jun. New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Marriages.
No; 728. George Smith. Prisoner. Ship; Anne the 2nd. of the Parish of Parramatta and Isabella Thompson.

1828 - General Muster.
No; 12053. Name; George Smith. Age; 45. Ship; Anne - 1810. Life. Protestant. Trade; Cooper. Parramatta. Ticket of Leave.

1840 - New South Wales, Australia, Liverpool St Luke.
No; 114
Name; George Smith
Abode; Hospital
When buried; 1840, 10 Sept. Died; 9 Sept
Age; 72 [Born approx. 1768]
Ship’s Name; Anne
Quality or profession; Bond
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; John Duffus

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1768 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), occupation

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