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George Mellon (1770–?)

George Mellon was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 19 March 1787 at Maidstone, Kent. He arrived at Sydney aboard the William and Ann in July 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. 

Mellon began a relationship with Sarah Fishburn not long after her husband died in 1796. The first of their four children was born in 1797. They were married on 21 May 1810 at St John's, Parramatta; Mellon signed the register, Fishburn marked her name with an 'x'.

In 1800 Mellon sold his 30 acre land grant at Mulgrave Place to William Balmain. He joined the New South Wales Corps that same year. In 1810 he transferred to the 73rd Regiment and departed for Ceylon (Sri Lanka) on the Earl Spencer in January 1814.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 13 October 2020

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'Mellon, George (1770–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Mellin, George
  • Millin, George
  • Millon, George

Maidstone, Kent, England

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years