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George Walmsley

George Walmsley, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Walmsley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 13th February, 1846
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts

References

Primary 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
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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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

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