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George Steele

George Steele, one of 200 convicts transported on the John Calvin, 09 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Steele
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Buckingham. Boro of Buckingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Calvin
Departure date: 9th May, 1846
Arrival date: 21st September, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 71 (37)
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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Nell Murphy on 9th February, 2016 wrote:

George Steele was convicted at Buckingham on 27 Jan 1846 for breaking into a warehouse. 7 yr Transportation sentence. (George had been previously convicted and given a transportation sentence but had spent 3years at Millbank.)
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘John Calvin’ arriving Sep 1846.

Single man; Protestant; Farm labourer and shoemaker (imperfect); aged 26yrs. Native place - Buckingham.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales, but administered by VDL).
Transferred to VDL. Appears to have spent some time in hospital.

Ticket of Leave 31 Dec 1850.

Married Bridget Hanberry (transported on the ‘Blackfriar’ 1851). Marriage permission granted by Govt.

Certificate of Freedom 27 Jan 1853.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 9th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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