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George Thompson

George Thompson, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Northumberland Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mellish
Departure date: 10th November, 1828
Arrival date: 18th April, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 512
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

Jeanette Hoy on 20th May, 2014 wrote:

George Irving Thompson was a tailor.Born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England
1st wife Jane Harper married 9 Aug 1838 at Broulee, N.S.W.
2nd wife Maria Durrant
12 children
parents William Thompson & Jane Little

Wayne Thompson on 15th February, 2017 wrote:

Maria Thompson (nee Durant) is the 1st Wife of George. She sadly died of complications in childbirth in 1837. Her gravestone is a well-known NSW heratige site at Congo Point near Moruya in NSW. George married his 2nd Wife Jane Harper who gave him 12 Children.

Convict Changes History

Jeanette Hoy on 20th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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