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George Wyborn

George Wyborn, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Wyborn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd October, 1818
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 4th March, 1883
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent, Dover Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 8th July, 1840
Arrival date: 18th November, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 202
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

Belinda Harris on 27th January, 2014 wrote:

Born in Eastry, Kent, to Bethel and Deborah Wyborn.

Convicted 13 Apr 1840, with Stephen Lawrence,  for stealing 5 beds, 5 counterpanes, 8 pillows, 4 bolsters, 3 sheets, one pillow case, one coal shuttle, one clock, 3 tablecloths, 9 knives, 10 forks, 1 handkerchief and one razor from the house of Mr William Struthers, Margate.

George married Mary Ann Muckle in Sydney on 21 Oct 1845.  They settled at Winbournedale near Bathurst and had 6 children.

George died on 4 Apr 1883 and is buried at All Saints Bathurst.

Chris McBrien on 23rd November, 2015 wrote:

According to my info George WYBORN married Mary Ann McMuckle (and not Mary Ann Muckle). I can find no birth record for this name. Muckle is a Scottish ‘Doric’ word meaning ‘many’.

D Wong on 24th November, 2015 wrote:

21/10/1845: Married Mary Ann McMuckle (Born 1813 Edinburgh - Died 7/3/1899 Bathurst NSW).

Convict Changes History

Belinda Harris on 27th January, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 24th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 2nd October, 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th March, 1883 (prev. 0000)

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