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George White

George White, one of 345 convicts transported on the Sir George Seymour, 04 November 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George White
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1909
Age: 90 years

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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset, Taunton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir George Seymour
Departure date: 4th November, 1844
Arrival date: 27th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 344 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 222
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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D Wong on 20th August, 2018 wrote:

21/1/1843 Bristol Mercury Bristol, England:
At these Sessions, held at Taunton, the following prisoners have been tried:- TRANSPORTATION.-Fifteen Years: James Grimstead, for sheep stealing. Ten Years: Mark Stagg, an old offender, stealing a basket and other articles of Thomas Musgrave.

Tried with James Grimstead who arrived VDL per ‘Cressy’ 1843.

George White was listed as 25 years old on arrival - he was born ‘near Chard’.

George was 5’2½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, single, can read and write, protestant, small scar over upper lip, long scar on forefinger left hand, 3 scars on right forefinger, farm labourer: last worked for Benjamin Chafey a wool?? near Chard.

Family Relationships: No relations.

7/3/1845: TOL

31/5/1847: Permission to marry Margaret Butler (Tasmania 1845)**2 Margaret Butler’s on this voyage**.

16/8/1847: Married Margaret Butler at Hobart.
12/4/1848: Maria White, Hobart.
29/7/1849: Elizabeth White, Hobart.
24/10/1850: Female - no name given, Hobart.

30/11/1847: CP

15/11/1853: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Clarence’ - Free by servitude - ship to colony: Sir George Seymour.

18/2/1854: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne, Free by servitude - ship to colony: Sir George Seymour.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1909 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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