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George Smith

George Smith, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Accountant
Date of Death: 10th December, 1826
Age: 49 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 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 308 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 381 (190)
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

Denis Pember on 11th December, 2016 wrote:

George was a Bookeeper in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was 5’ & 8” tall with a fair complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes (AO NSW COD 18 page 376 no 3/1290). On 10 Aug 1805 at Warwick Assizes England, George was sentenced to seven years transportation and he left England on on 28 January 1806 aboard the ship “Fortune” arriving in Australia on 12 July 1806. Although a convict, he was a clerk to the Bench Of Magistrates in Windsor at the time of his marriage by special licence at the Hawkesbury Chapel. He was a resident of the Windsor district since 1808 until his death and on Colonial Secretary’s Papers dated 10 Sep 1818 was on list of person to receive grants of land in 1818. His sentence expired on 10 Aug 1812 and his Certificate of Emancipation was dated 3 Jan 1814.

Denis Pember on 11th December, 2016 wrote:

George married Elizabeth Robinson, 19th October 1813.
Elizabeth Robinson a spinster, daughter of Edward Robinson of Wilberforce was married to George Smith of Windsor, clerk to the Magistrate there, by Rev. Robert Cartwright at Windsor on 19 Oct 1813, a licence having been obtained 14 Oct 1813.
Elizabeth’s father was Edward Robinson (Third Fleet Convict, 1791, “Admiral Barrington”) and her mother Mary Harrison (Third Fleet Convict, 1791, “Mary Ann”).
The couple (George and Elizabeth) had 7 children between 1815 and 1825. George unfortunately died in December 1826.

Denis Pember on 11th December, 2016 wrote:

Elizabeth did not remarry and spent the rest of her life raising her family. She ran an Inn at Windsor. Elizabeth died in 1859.
The family can be located (without Edward) in the 1828 Census.
Page 347….
[Ref S1782] Smith, Elizabeth, 29, BC, Inkeeper at Windsor.
[Ref S1783] Smith, Mary, 14, BC.
[Ref S1784] Smith, Henry, 10, BC.
[Ref S1785] Smith, Harriet, 8, BC.
[Ref S1786] Smith, Maria, 6, BC.
[Ref S1787] Smith, Eliza, 5, BC.

Les de Belin on 12th April, 2018 wrote:

“Northampton Mercury” 17/8/1810 - Warwick Assizes - George Smith - possessing 40 blank Bank of England forged one pound notes - 14 years transportation.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 11th December, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 14 years), date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th December, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Les de Belin on 12th April, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 14 years (prev. 7 years), crime

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