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George Willis

George Willis, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Willis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th October, 1810
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 18th December, 1871
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 334
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

Lisa Cameron on 8th April, 2018 wrote:

Was sentenced for stealing 2 tame pigeons from George Woolstencroft. This was the fourth time he had offended for stealing. At the time of the sentencing he was 19 years old

Convict Changes History

Lisa Cameron on 8th April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 18th October, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th December, 1871 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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