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George Sykes

George Sykes, one of 260 convicts transported on the Layton, 09 July 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Sykes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 12th June, 1845
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 9th July, 1839
Arrival date: 7th December, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 58
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

Eric Harry Daly on 19th December, 2012 wrote:

Probably born 1809 and illegitimate, mother ann.
record states born findly york, but i think its finley nr birkin/slaithwaite

Trade:  weaver
Height:  5’ 6”
Complexion:  sallow
Hair:  brown
Wiskers:  red
Forehead:  high
Eyebrows:  brown
Forehead:  high
Eyes:  blue
Nose:  small
Chin:  large
Remarks:  scar left forefinger, scar forehead

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 19th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 12th June, 1845, gender, occupation, crime

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