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George Thompson

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York, West Riding 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 135 (69)
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

D Wong on 18th November, 2018 wrote:

13/4/1839 Leeds Times Yorkshire, England:
George Thompson (22), and William Zanker (24), stealing 50 yards of cotton and other articles, from the house of Hannah Dickinson, of Sheffield. 10 years.

William Zanker arrived NSW per ‘Mangles 1840’
18/5/1840: William was sent and arrived at Norfolk Island.  He was then sent to VDL per ‘Duke of Richmond’ which arrived in VDL 12/3/1844.

George Thompson was 23 years old on arrival : Native Place: Nottinghamshire.

George could read, was Protestant, single, 5’3½” tall, ruddy complexion, sandy hair, hazel eyes, small blue spot between the eyebrows, hairy mole on right side of chin, sun on upper, and anchor inside lower right arm, star back of right hand, four scars on back, and four inside left hand, another on back of forefinger of same.

George Thompson was aslo sent to Norfolk Island on the 18/5/1840.
12/3/1844: To VDL per “Duke of Richmond”.

George was then described as: 27 years old, a Pit Sawyer, 5’3” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, sandy whiskers, grey eyes.

12/8/1845: TOL

16/7/1846: Tried at Hobart QS for Cattle Stealing - Acquitted.

4/8/1846: TOL Cancelled.
2/2/1847: TOL Restored.

14/3/1848: TOL Revoked for being in a Public House after hours and resisting a constable in the execution of his duty.

16/4/1849: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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