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George Thompson

George Thompson, one of 178 convicts transported on the Portland, 19 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 26th December, 1835
Age: 25 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portland
Departure date: 19th November, 1831
Arrival date: 26th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 177 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 226
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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Tony Beale on 22nd June, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey online

1809. GEORGE THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , 1 sheet, value 2s., and 1 loaf, value 4d. , the goods of James Macintosh .

CATHERINE MACINTOSH . I am the wife of James Macintosh - we live in Cartwright-street, Rosemary-lane , on the ground-floor; my husband was not in town - it is a lodging-house for single men. The prisoner came that night, and paid me 3d. for his bed, and I trusted him 1d.; I was awoke at four o’clock in the morning, by hearing the plates moved, and saw him going out at the door - he slept up stairs; I followed him, but lost him - I found him at a public-house about ten o’clock; I heard him say to the Policeman, “Don’t let her give charge of me - I have left the things at the public-house, and will give them up;” they were found at the public-house.

HENRY BROWN . I was on duty in Rosemary-lane. The prosecutrix gave the prisoner in charge; he was in the yard of the public-house, washing himself - I went to the Anchor and Hope, East Smithfield, with him; he took the loaf off the shelf in the tap-room, and told me he had done it to get transported - I found the sheet there; he said he had taken it there.(Shirt produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years .

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for George Thompson Annotated Printed Indentures 1832 Single roman catholic who could not read or write, convicted of stealing a shirt. 5’ 6 1/2” swarthy complexion brown hair and hazel eyes.

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for George Thompson
Sydney 1834-1838
17/3/1834 At Bathurst Trial manslaughter death recorded

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 17 May 1834
Page 2
(Before the Chief Justice, and a Jury of Military Officers.
George Thompson was indicted for maliciously
cutting his Overseer, at Bathurst, in March last.
The prosecutor was the prisoner’s overseer, and the case was clearly proved against him. Verdict, Guilty. Judgment of death recorded.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 for George Thompson 26 December 1835 at Norfolk Island Executed for attempted murder

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 22nd June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th December, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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