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George Whittaker, Convict, Alexander 1788

George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),

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Peter Wilson: Convict Alexander 1788

Born 1766 Manchester England, baptised 19 May 1766 Manchester England, son of Peter and Nancy Wilson. Trade: Silk weaver. Crime: Stole 1 purse with 6 pieces of gold, six of silver and a crystal stone. Tried: Manchester, 20 January 1785. Sentence: Sentence: 7 years transportation. Peter arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in March 1789. Continue reading