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George Walmsley, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||13th February, 1846
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 206. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Tove newspapers /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article
||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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Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 wrote:
George WALMSLEY was convicted at York, England on 5 July 1837 for obtaining goods under false pretence. Gaol Report: Thrice convicted, once acquitted. Bad in every respect. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: Indifferent. Ironed onboard the hulk. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Moffatt’ arriving there 1 April 1838. Ship Surgeon’s Report: Quiet, orderly.
Aged 30 yrs; single man; shepherd; 5’4 1/2” height; fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; tatoos.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
May 1839: Disobedience of orders. 3 mths hard labour. Recommended he be sent out from the district of Launceston.
14 April 1842: Ticket of Leave granted.
Free Certificate, no. 635,issued.
Further offence in the Colony:
14 Jan 1846: Supreme Court, Oatlands, VDL - steal wearing apparrel. Further 7 yrs transportation sentence, recommended to be sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement, VDL, for 2 yrs.
Note on Conduct Record “Dead” (undated), but registration is 13 Feb 1846 at the General Hospital, Hobart - George Walmsley (Wormsley) per Moffatt. (ref. 34/1/2 no. 1488)
N.B. There was another George Walmsley, convict, in the Colony abt the same time.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 206. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Tove newspapers /trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Rol