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George Gallimore (c. 1801–1885)

George Gallimore (c.1801-1885), a farming boy, was found guilty on 20 July 1820 at the Stafford Assizes of breaking into a warehouse. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, aboard the Dick in March 1821.

Gallimore was described in convict records as being 5 feet 4¾ inches tall and had a dark complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. He was assigned to a government road party at Liverpool in 1822. In 1824 he was listed as being a servant of James Walker at Bathurst.

In 1827 he was working as a sawyer at Stoney Back Ridge in the Bathurst District and on 14 November 1831 he married Eliza Ogden a convict from the Roslyn Castle at Bathurst. Following her death he married Bridget Samuels at "Nuria" (Nowra?) New South Wales on 26 February 1846; they had five children.

George Gallimore died on 20 February 1885 at Wellington, New South Wales. His age was given as 85 and his cause of death as senile decay.

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'Gallimore, George (c. 1801–1885)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/gallimore-george-33844/text42392, accessed 25 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1801
Litchfield, Staffordshire, England

Death

20 February, 1885 (aged ~ 84)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft (shop)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Staffordshire
Trial Date: 20 July 1820
(1820)

Pre-transportation

Occupation: farm labourer

Post-transportation

Children: Yes (5)