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George Patfield (1764–1809)

George Patfield was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of three asses. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Neptune in 1790. He married fellow convict Mary O'Brien on 19 May 1793. In 1798 he was granted 60 acres of land at Kissing Point. By 1802 he was independent of government stores. In 1806 he held 125 acres of land by grant and purchase. He hanged himself on 11 October 1809 after an argument with his wife.

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Alternative Names
  • Paddle, George
  • Padfield, George

Taunton, Somerset, England


11 October, 1809 (aged ~ 45)
Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years