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George Stewart

George Stewart, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Stewart
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 309 (156)
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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Anonymous on 15th June, 2011 wrote:

This record is incorrect. George Stewart DID NOT get off the Guildford in VDL he was removed off the vessel in Sydney. When the Guildford arrived in 1820 it had 194 convicts on board - 190 convicts it transported from Portsmouth and 4 it picked up when it stopped at Symth’s Bay (South Africa, near Cape Town). When it arrived in Sydney six prisoners were taken from the vessel - the five Cato Street Conspirators (who were sent to Newcastle Penal Settlement: Charles Cooper, John Shaw Strange, Richard Bradburn, John Harrison and James Wilson)and George Stewart (whose skill as a copper plate engraver had caught the attention of John Oxley who had him sent to the Surveyors Office in Sydney to serve his term). Bates’ statistics in the Convict Ships are not correct on this count. The remaining 188 convicts were transported onwards to VDL along with other convicts from the recently arrived convict transports Shipley , Dorothy and one convict from the Seaflower (which arrived from India in May 1820). Please contact me if you want me to supply you with documentation to show the above is the case.

Anonymous on 24th June, 2011 wrote:

Sorry I made one mistake on my previous comment. The ship stopped off at Simon’s Bay near Cape Town not Symon’s Bay.

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