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Owen Wright

Owen Wright, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd January, 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 26th December, 1833
Age: 29 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 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 470
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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Community Contributions

Malcolm Wright on 30th March, 2018 wrote:

12 Feb 1828 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Prison Ship/Hulk Leviathan before transportation

D Wong on 30th March, 2018 wrote:

23/1/1828 Bury and Norwich Post Suffolk, England:
At the City Sessions - Owen Wright, for stealing three pair of shoes from Mr. Isaac Bull, of St. Peter’s.

Sick List of the Royal George 1828:
Folio 2: Wright, Aged 24; sick or hurt, tooth ache; taken ill on 13 November 1828, discharged 13 November 1828.

26/12/1833: Convict Death Register - Owen Wright died in the District/Parish: Patterson Plains.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th December, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Royal George - 1828
Indent No; 57
Name; Owen Wright
Age; 23 years - Single
Native Place; Norfolk
Trade or calling; Farm Boy
Offence; Shop Lifting

Convict Changes History

Malcolm Wright on 30th March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 3rd January, 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th December, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th December, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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