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George Collins (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 — accessed 8 September 2020

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1776


2 March, 1803 (aged ~ 27)
Norfolk Island, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Places
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years