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George Watkins

George Watkins, one of 200 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th November, 1839
Arrival date: 28th March, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 114. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 25th April, 2018 wrote:

N.B. There are 2 persons named George WATKINS on this voyage of the Runnymede 1840.  This George is Identifier 1, tried at the CCC, London.

George WATKINS was convicted at the Central Criminal Court, London 4 March 1839 for Larceny. Previous offences. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Runnymded’ arriving 1840.

Single man; aged 18yrs; labourer.
Native place of birth: London

VDL:
Assigned to work on the road’s party.
3 May 1844: Ticket of Leave issued.
1846: Free Certificate.No. 832.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 25th April, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 114. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 11

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