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George Withers, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||14th October, 1802
|Date of Death:
||29th August, 1878
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 83 (43)
||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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Anonymous on 26th May, 2011 wrote:
The 1828 NSW Census shows that George Withers was assigned as a convict labourer to Amos Crisp, a farmer, at lower Lower Minto, NSW.
His certificate of freedom was granted on 13 April 1830 and he married Susannah Lloyd on 4 August 1830 at St Peter’s Church of England in Campbelltown.
The couple was married by Thomas Reddall, the Anglican minister to whom Susannah was assigned upon arrival in New South Wales. He was quite a prominent person in the colony.
George reoffended in 1835 and was sent to Moreton Bay.
In 1840 he was assigned to the widowed Mrs Elizabeth Hume at Collingwood Station, near Gunning NSW.
George and Susannah had 12 known children together between 1831 and 1851. All but one survived to adulthood.
George died on 28 August 1878 and is buried in the disused churchyard of St Brigid’s Catholic Church at Mutmutbilly, near Breadalbane, NSW.
Garry Pursehouse on 11th March, 2014 wrote:
George re offended (Larceny)and was convicted at the Campbell Town Quarter sessions on 14 May 1835. He was sentenced to 3 years at Moreton Bay and returned 7 July 1838.
Withers, George No 8 Page 303 Item 4/8391 Reel: 2401 Date: 1835 Place: Campbelltown
Convict Changes History
Garry Pursehouse on 11th March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 14th October, 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th August, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime