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George Seymour (1794–1861)

George Seymour was sentenced to 14 years' transportation for counterfeiting bank notes. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Asia in 1820.  He was described as 5 feet 7 inches, with a ruddy complexion, pock pitted, sandy hair and grey eyes.

He married Mary Steward in 1822 and in the mid 1830s left her for Elizabeth Reynolds. Following Elizabeth's death in 1853 he married Jane Whitelaw.

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8 December, 1794
Reading, Berkshire, England


13 July, 1861 (aged 66)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: forgery
Sentence: 14 years