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George Wicks, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||8th July, 1825
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 389 (116)
||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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mary pelard on 9th March, 2015 wrote:
Reference: HO 17/75/129
Prisoner name: George Wicks.
Court and date of trial: Central Criminal Court October 1837.
Crime: Larceny - a handkerchief worth 2/- from Sarah Atkinson and Ann Bartley.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Gaoler’s report: Convicted before.
Annotated: Nil; inform Mr Agleonby that he has been convicted before.
Petitioner(s): Jeremiah Wicks, the prisoner’s father, of Regents Park, and 227 people. Jeremiah Wicks and 404 people. Mr Agleonby.
Grounds for clemency: A very severe sentence for a boy of only 11; he should be removed to the penitentiary.
Additional Information: Held on the “Euryalus” hulk.
Date: 1838 Apr 12
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department NY 19
Legal status: Public Record
D Wong on 9th March, 2015 wrote:
On arrival George was listed as being 13 years old, 4’10” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.
1844: Free Certificate.
24/3/1847: Departures List: Free by servitude.
Passenger per “Morayshire” Launceston to London.
Convict Changes History
mary pelard on 9th March, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 8th July, 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 9th March, 2015 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 389 (116)
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