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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: 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 10th December, 1826
Age: 48 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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick, Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 374
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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Denis Pember on 11th December, 2016 wrote:

### NOTE THERE ARE TWO (2) GEORGE SMITHS on the same voyage. CHECK!

Phil Hands on 24th September, 2017 wrote:

George, who was a Bookeeper in Birmingham, was tried and convicted on 10th August 1805 at Warwick Assizes, sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Left England on 28th January 1806.
Ship:- the ‘Fortune’ sailed with 260 male convicts on board of which 4 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 12th July 1806.

By 1813 he was a Clerk to the Bench of Magistrates in Windsor N.S.W.

Married Elizabeth Robinson (daughter of convicts Edward Robinson, ‘Admiral Barrington’ 1791 & Mary Harrison, ‘Mary Ann’ 1791) on 19th October 1813 at St Matthews Church, Windsor, they had 7 children between 1815-1826.

Received his ticket of Freedom on 3rd January 1814.

George died on 10th December 1826 at Windsor age 48.
At the time of his death his occupation was described as a “Victualler”, this being a person who supplies food and stores.

Phil Hands on 24th September, 2017 wrote:

Sydney Gazette Saturday 16th August 1826.

“At his residence, Gearoge Street Windsor on Sunday morning last, at 7 o’clock, Mr George Smith, age 48 years, after a short illness which he bore with truly Christian fortitude & resignation, leaving a widow & 6 young children to deplore the loss of an affestionate husband, a tender parent & much regretted by a numerouis circle of friends”.

Convict Changes History

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

gender: m

Phil Hands on 24th September, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years (prev. 14 years), date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th December, 1826 (prev. 0000)

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