SMITH George

Name George SMITH
Country Of Origin England
Born 1795
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1795, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 6 May 1818, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Death sentence commuted to transportation for life for stealing money and many items from the dwelling house of widow Ann Savage.
Arrival 18 March 1819 on the convict ship, Surrey (1),
via Sydney, New South Wales.
Police Number 135
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave 1831
Conditional Pardon April 1836
Other Other skills recorded: Sawyer, blockmaker, sailor.

While serving his sentence, George was punished with lashings, solitary confinement on bread and water, and hard labour on chain gangs. His most common offences were neglecting his duties and drunkenness.

27 May 1840: Free Pardon

Death unknown
TAHO: CON31/1/38, CON23, CON13.
Web: Ancestry: New South Wales Convicts Indents 1818-1819; Founders & Survivors convict database.; Old Bailey Online, Ref. Number t18180506-75, 6 May 1818.
Hampshire Telegraph 18 May 1818 (British Newspaper Archive); Hobart Town Courier 12 February 1831; The Hobart Town Courier & Van Diemen’s Land Gazette 5 June 1840.