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George Wilson

George Wilson, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 293 (147) oldbaileyonline.org
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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Dianne Jones on 4th June, 2021 wrote:

1831, 8 September: George Wilson was tried at the Old Bailey:

“#1900. GEORGE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August, 1 book, value 6s., the goods of Edward Portwine.

EDWARD PORTWINE. I live in Carthusian-street, Charterhouse-square . I was standing in my shop, on the 29th of August, in the evening, talking to a girl; I heard something go from the window - I went out, and saw the prisoner going away; I called to him, and he dropped this book - it is mine.

THOMAS DAVEY. I am an officer. I received him in charge.

GUILTY. Aged 24. - Transported for Seven Years.”

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1831, 15 October: George Wilson, 24, was received from Middlesex Sessions aboard the Justitia hulk at Woolwich. He was sent from there for transportation on 20 March 1832 (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849; Justitia Register 1803-1836).

Dianne Jones on 4th June, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival in VDL, George Wilson was 24, a labourer and single. He said he had two previous convictions for stealing books for which he had served 6 months and 2 months (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-6$init=CON18-1-6p173).

1832: Muster - he was assigned to Public Works (see New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849).

1832: His VDL Conduct Record has just three entries - all for his time with Public Works and all related to his “indolence” or “neglect of duty” with the various punishments for same including, ironically, hard labour and imprisonment (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-46$init=CON31-1-46p174).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 4th June, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 293 (147) oldbaileyonline.org (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 293 (147)), date

Dianne Jones on 4th June, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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