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George Symons

George Symons, one of 290 convicts transported on the Mangles, 21 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Symons
Aliases: George Simmons
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st January, 1825
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: 20th June, 1874
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Devon, Barnstaple Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 21st November, 1839
Arrival date: 27th April, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 128
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

Rosie Miners on 29th March, 2014 wrote:

George now referred to as Simmons, became a well respected farmer in the Ulladulla district, NSW.  he owned a farm bordering Lake Burrill and at one time owned 8 house blocks in Milton during the early years of the Township opening up. He died on the day he was elected to the local Council.  His Son, James, was one of Australia’s Men of Mark in the 1880’s.

Sue Crerar on 28th October, 2016 wrote:

Married Sarah Tuckerman 28 Aug 1847 in Glenduart, Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
They had 11 children

Convict Changes History

Rosie Miners on 29th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st January, 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th June, 1874 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Sue Crerar on 28th October, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: George Simmons, gender: m

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