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George Stapleton

George Stapleton, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Stapleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: November, 1825
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th October, 1903
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall. Bodmin Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 146
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

A. Follower on 2nd February, 2020 wrote:

c1825: Stated aged 21, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, though there is a baptism record for 13 November 1825, Gwinear, Cornwall, England.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “File 16, AJCP Reel: 92, Convict Transportation Registers, 1787 - 1870”, Page 146.]

[Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, “Cornwall OPC Baptisms Database”, https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/baptisms/ George Stapleton 1825 - 13 November 1825]

[“1841 United Kingdom Census | 6 June 1841”, Cornwall | Civil Parish of Gwinear | Enumeration District 5 | Book 2 | Folio 14 | Page 20 - 6 June 1841]

29-Jun-1847: Indicted for breaking and entering a warehouse and stealing eleven sacks. Sentenced to 7 years transportation.

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, Justitia, on the Thames River at Woolwich, London.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Justitia Convict Hulk at Woolwich, Page 99.]

1850: George STAPLETON Bangalore 1850 Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: Cornwall.

[“NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts”, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4223; Reel 964]. - 1850]

c1853: George Stapleton was married to Ellen Wallace, daughter of William Wallace and Ellen Commins. George and Ellen had nine children – Mary Sellar Stapleton [1853 - 1941], Margaret Stapleton [1856 - 1920], Ellen Ann Stapleton [1858 - 1902], Elizabeth Stapleton [1860 - 1928], Parnell Stapleton [1864 - ], Grace Bridget Stapleton [1867 - 1911], John Patrick Stapleton [1869 - 1919], Louisa Stapleton [1881 - 1956], and Georgina Stapleton [1872 - 1895].

20-Oct-1903: Possible: 1903 C3995 George Stapleton George Stapleton Mary -.

* Material relating to George Stapleton has been compiled by Trish Symonds.
** There are several newspaper reports relating to George Stapleton [trove.nla.gov.au]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 2nd February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: November, 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th October, 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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