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George Watkins

George Watkins, one of 299 convicts transported on the Susan, 21 April 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Farm 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Monmouth, Usk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 21st April, 1842
Arrival date: 25th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 82. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-24,303,283,F,60.
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 25th April, 2018 wrote:

George WATKINS was convicted at Usk, Monmouth, Wales on 4 Jan 1841 for stealing a hat and a pair of boots. Gaol Report: “very bad connections and involved in an attempted mutiny in prison”. Had previously been in prison for stealing and asault. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Susan’ arriving 24 July 1842.

Married man, widower.
Farm labourer.
Aged 32 yrs.
5’4 1/4” height. Stout build. Tattoos.
Fresh complexion; dk brown hair.
Native place of birth: near Monmouth, Wales.
Mother: Esther (ref. Convict Indent record)
Brother: William     ”    ”    “
Sister: Mary         ”    ”    “

VDL:
Ten months Probation Period.
1843 at Pontville: Assaulting a person. Discharged.
29 Jan 1846: Ticket of Leave granted.
1847 at Pontville: Drunk. Fined.
13 Sept 1849: Certificate of Freedom issued.

14 March 1864: at Launceston,Tas. Disorderly.3 mths imprisonment with hard labour.

(There is a marriage permission for a George Watkins, per Susan to marry Anne Kelly per Mary Ann, but research needed to sift through all the voyages of the ‘Susan’ to see if this person.)

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 HO11/13, Page Number 82. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-24,303,283,F,60. (prev. Australian Joi

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

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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