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George Wright

George Wright, one of 300 convicts transported on the Isabella, 11 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 11th July, 1833
Arrival date: 14th November, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 175 (89)
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 9th June, 2021 wrote:

1832: Precognition against David Hume, George Wright, David Bruce for the crime of horse-stealing.

Accused: David Hume, alias Balloch, son of Janet Balloch or Hume, smith, Address: Plainstane [Plainstone] Close, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, with mother.

Accused: George Wright, son of Thomas Wright, night watchman, Age: 16, shoemaker, Address: Esplin’s Close, Grassmarket Edinburgh, with father, Origin: Born in Edinburgh.

Accused: David Bruce, junior. Son of shoemaker, Age: 18, chimney sweep, Address: Gilmore’s Close, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, with father, Origin: Born in Edinburgh.

Victim: John Henderson, Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh (see National Records of Scotland; Reference AD14/32/419).

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TRIAL

1832, 8 November: Trial papers relating to George Wright and David Bruce for the crime of horse-stealing at Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh.

Accused: George Wright, son of Thomas Wright, night watchman, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

Accused: David Bruce, junior. Son of shoemaker, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years (see National Records of Scotland; Reference JC26/1832/458)

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Dianne Jones on 9th June, 2021 wrote:

1833: On arrival in VDL, George Wright was 17, single and a shoemaker (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-9$init=CON18-1-9p54). He said he had three previous convictions for theft and had served time in jail for each one - 3 months, 10 days and 3 days.

1838, 6 March: He was granted a Ticket of Leave; then he absconded and was sentenced to 6 months’ hard labour in chains.

1839: George Wright received his Certificate of Freedom No.840 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-47$init=CON31-1-47p16).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 9th June, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 9th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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