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George Sturgeon

George Sturgeon, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Sturgeon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Woodsman
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk, Liberty of Bury St Edmunds Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 118
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

Julia Kennedy on 26th November, 2011 wrote:

Being found in a wood at night and intention to steal game with others

betty steele on 3rd May, 2020 wrote:

George Sturgeon had one child and his wife was pregnant when he was sent to Tasmania. His 2 sons travelled to Tasmania around 21yrs old and were both very successful-one was killed by a bushranger.

Convict Changes History

Julia Kennedy on 26th November, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1792-00-00, date of death 1868-00-00, gender m

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