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George Williams

George Williams, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 86
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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Community Contributions

greg petersen on 20th June, 2017 wrote:

Transported for “stealing wearing apparel”
Gaol report: “Not known before”, Hulk report: “Volunteer”
F & M at Marbory-Huxton,
?per name Thomas Edmonds - tried for stealing a duck.
1824 Jan 26th T. Archer/ having connived to robbing his masters house - Acquitted
1824 Dec 17th, T Archer/ absconded from service & coming to Hobart Town without a pass - 50 lashes & returned to his master.
1825 Sept 5th,  P.A.M/ Neglect of duty 12 lashes
1825 Oct 7th, having stolen property in his possession knowing it to be so - 25 lashes.
1826 June 22nd, committed or aided & abetted in committing a violent outrage on the small ? - 50 lashes remitted to 25 lashes.
1829 June 12th, stealing a quantity of turnips from a field of Henry Biltong at Glenorchy - 21 days hard labour in Gaol.
Free by servitude
1839 4th June, again tried & transported to Port Arthur 12 months for stealing.
1840 Free Certificate # 542

greg petersen on 23rd June, 2017 wrote:

Description recorded as:
Height: 5’ 1ΒΌ”, Hair: D. Brown, Eyes: Blue, Age: 26
Native Place Marbury/ Cheshire
Tried & convicted: 7 years at Lancaster 7th May 1821
Remarks: I G on left arm, scar on nose

greg petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote:

1828 June 24th, The Tasmanian,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
John Germston, Claudine.
George Williams, ditto.
By command of his excellency
J. Burnett.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 20th June, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

greg petersen on 23rd June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), occupation

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