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George Webster

George Webster, one of 150 convicts transported on the Royal Sovereign, 29 August 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Webster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 29th August, 1837
Arrival date: 9th January, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 129 (66)
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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Tony Beale on 28th August, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online (DoB from here)

1265. GEORGE WEBSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March, at St. James, Clerkenwell, 1 box, value 10s.; 9 sovereigns, 55 shillings, and 13 sixpences; the goods and monies of George Weaver, his master: and 1 pencil-case, value 1s.; the goods of Andrew Thomson, in the dwelling-house of the said George Weaver.

ELIZABETH THOMSON . I am the wife of Andrew Thomson. He occupied a house in Exmouth-street before February, but not since—he afterwards parted with the house to Mr. George Weaver—on the 11th of March, between twelve and one o’clock, I was at that house—the prisoner was in the second-floor room there—he was Weaver’s errand-boy—I was in the shop, and heard him go out—I missed, from a cupboard in the room, a tin cash-box, which I had seen safe about half-an-hour before—it was locked—it contained 12l. 1s. 6d., which was Mr. George Weaver’s property; there were nine sovereigns, and the rest in shillings and sixences—there was a pencil-case in it, which belonged to my husband, worth 1s.—I saw the prisoner again at Hatton-garden, on the 8th of April—he had absconded.

GEORGE WEAVER . I keep a cheesemonger’s shop in Exmouth-street, Clerkenwell. I was absent about three-quarters of an hour when the property was missed—the prisoner was my errand-boy—I did not see him again until the 8th of April.

CHARLES STEWART . I am superintendent of the police, at Woolwich—on the 8th of April I saw the prisoner on board a steam-boat, going to London—I searched him, and found this pencil-case on him, and 1l. 6s. in money—he was in company with another lad about the same age—the prisoner said he was taking the money to his master, a cap-maker, in Holborn—I said I would take him to his master—he afterwards said he lived with a person in Exmouth-street—I took him to Weaver, who charged him with this.

ELIZABETH THOMSON re-examined. This is my husband’s pencil-case which was in the box with the money—I know it by its being rusty at the point, and split.

GUILTY of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house.—Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 28th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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