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George Wright

George Wright, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th January, 1834
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 22
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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Maureen Withey on 2nd January, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record.
Conduct Record. George Wright, No 310. Tried 6 Dec 1820, Life.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 4th March, 1834.
HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that a Despatch has been received at this Office from Captain Foster Fyans, of the 4th or King’s Own Regiment, Acting Commandant of Norfolk Island, dated 16th February, reporting that a Mutiny had broken out in that Island on the morning of the 15th January last, in which about one hundred and fifty convicts, comprising the gaol gang, capital respites, and others, were concerned ; but which was soon quelled, with the loss of five convicts killed, six wounded, and two soldiers wounded.
In addition to these numbers, a soldier and a constable were unfortunately shot by a military party, who were out in pursuit of certain convicts that had taken to the bush, and who unhappily mistook them for the runaways of whom they were in search.
His Excellency has much pleasure in expressing his approbation of the prompt and efficacious measures adopted by Captain Fyans upon this occasion, by which the settlement has been restored to a state of perfect tranquillity. Nor can he omit noticing the activity and zeal displayed by Lieutenant FORTESCUE, and the steady discipline and good conduct of the men of the 4th Regiment under his command.
The Acting Commandant also mentions in terms of approbation the exertions of Mr. Assistant Surgeon Gamack, the overseers and constables generally, and of many of the prisoners whose names have been especially reported, and the particulars of whose cases will be immediately investigated, in order that they may respectively receive such rewards as their conduct merits.
By His Excellency’s Command,

Wounded by the Mutineers.
John Pike and William Ferham, privates 4th or King’s Own Regiment.
Accidentally shot while in pursuit of Bushrangers.
Thomas York, private 4th or King’s Own Regiment.
Thomas Consterdine, per ship Recovery, Acting Constable.

Killed by the Military, or since dead of wounds then received.
William Collins, per ship Florentia.
George Wright, Countess Harcourt.
Thomas Williams, Minerva (5).
Dominic McCoy, alias Boyce, Bussorah Merchant.
Robert May, or Smith, Florentia.
Wounded and now Convalescent.
Henry Drummond, per ship Ocean (3).
John Butler, John (2).
James Brady, Mangles (4).
Samuel Wilson, Ocean (3).
Joseph Snell, Recovery.
Thomas Freshwater, Manlius.

Sydney Gazette, 15 Mar 1834.

Tony Beale on 23rd June, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879. George Wright Countess of Harcourt Norfolk Island Shot on the settlement 15/1/1834 age 35

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Tony Beale on 23rd June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th January, 1834 (prev. 0000)

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