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George Webb

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Webb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Alibi
Departure date: 1851
Arrival date: 25th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 15 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Nell Murphy on 24th June, 2016 wrote:

George Webb was convicted at Fort William, Calcutta Court Martial on 28 May 1850 for insubordination - drunkenness and striking a Superior Officer. 6yrs 8mths in the 70th Regiment. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land per the ‘Alibi’ arriving 25 May 1851.

Single; aged 25yrs; soldier/labourer; 5’7”; Church of England.
Native place - Staffordshire, England.

Probation Period 3yrs 6mths.
1851: Cascades (south Hobart)
1853: Campbell Town
9 May 1854: Ticket of Leave granted.
1856 at Morven (Evandale): common assault. 18mths hard labour.
30 May 1857: Unexpired portion of sentence remitted.
18 June 1857: Freedom

Maureen Withey on 22nd November, 2020 wrote:


Private George Webb, H. M. 10th Foot.
Tried by General Court Martial at Fort William, 28th May 1850.

Charges. — 1st, Being drunk when brought into Fort William, at or about tattoo; 2nd, Outrageous and insubordinate conduct, having when in the congee house for the offence set forth in the first charge, struck Sergeant John Fermoyle, of the congee house guard.

Finding. — Guilty.

Sentence. — Transportation for seven years. — Approved and confirmed. — Head Quarters, 8th June 1850.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Webb, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 24th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), occupation

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