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George (John) Griffin (1803–1827)

George Griffin was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Recovery. The ship's indent recorded his age as 16, his height as 5 feet 2¼ inches (157.5 cms) and his occupation as basket maker. He was sent to work in the 'Domain Gang' at Parramatta. In 1822 he was sent to Newcastle and the next year was sent to Port Macquarie. In 1825 he was working as a government servant for William Brown at Bathurst.

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Life Summary [details]


London, Middlesex, England


21 July, 1827 (aged ~ 24)
Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life