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George Thompson, one of 178 convicts transported on the Portland, 19 November 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||26th December, 1835
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 226
||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
17/3/1834 At Bathurst Trial manslaughter death recorded
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 17 May 1834
SUPREME CRIMINAL COURT.
TUESDAY, MAY 13.
(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