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George Smith

George Smith, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Smith
Aliases: Ewens (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 10
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

Duncan McBurney on 8th November, 2013 wrote:

George Smith was the Blacksmith at Marden in Wiltshire and was a member of the Swing Riot mob that destroyed farm machinery in Woodborough and Alton Barnes in Wiltshire on 23 November 1830. George was convicted of destroying a thrashing machine the property of John Clift (of Church Farm, Woodborough).
George Smith (alias Ewans) was baptised at Marden, Wiltshire on 15 June 1794, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith.

Convict Changes History

Duncan McBurney on 8th November, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1 Ewens (alias) (prev. Ewens (Alias)), date of birth 1794, gender, occupation, crime

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