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George Woodgate

George Woodgate, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Woodgate
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1883
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 259 (131)
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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Anonymous on 30th June, 2012 wrote:

George was the cousin of James and Israel Woodgate and they were all indicted and sentenced to death.  All arrived per Norfolk.
George was the son of Richard Woodgate and Rachel Wright.

1831: TOL Bathurst

1832: George and cousin James were granted permission to drive a cart from Bathurst to Sydney but not to remain in Sydney overnight.  When they were released they set up a haulage business between Bathurst and Sydney.

13/8/1839: COF

George "married" Ellen/Eleanor and they had some children together although there is no marriage listed in the BDM.

1883: George died at Wingham.

1884: Ellen married Benjamin Saville in Wingham.
Benjamin died in 1900 in Taree and Ellen died in 1912 also in Taree.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th October, 2021 wrote:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1825
Name;  George Woodgate
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Ship; Norfolk - 1825 - 14 years
Employment/Remarks; PATIENT Hospital, Sydney

1828 - Census
Name;  George Woodgate
Age; 24 [1804]. Class; Convict. Ship; Norfolk - 1825 - 14 years
Employment/Remarks; Ploughman. McKenzie, Bathurst with James Woodgate. who is the Overseer

1831 - 2 May. Ticket of Leave
No; 31/148
Year of Birth; 1804
Native Place; Suffolk
Trade or calling;
Trial Date; 5 Aug 1824
Height; 5 ft. 8 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown, Light.
Completion; Fair
Remarks; For apprehending 3 runaways ....

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 30th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803-00-00, date of death 1883-00-00, gender m

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