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Collins, George (c. 1776–1803)

George Collins (c.1776-1803) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 21 March 1792 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, for theft. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Royal Admiral in October 1792.

Collins was sent to Norfolk Island. About 1798 he was sentenced to death for an unknown crime. In September 1798 he received a colonial pardon on the condition that he remained on Norfolk island for 14 years. He had a son George Collins with Elizabeth Hayward in 1801. George Collins snr died suddenly on the island on 2 March 1803.

* information from: HMS 1796-1790 https://hmssirius.com.au/elizabeth-haywood-convict-lady-penrhyn-1788 — accessed 8 September 2020

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'Collins, George (c. 1776–1803)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/collins-george-30943/text38310, accessed 25 October 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1776

Death

2 March 1803
Norfolk Island, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

Passenger Ship
Occupation
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years