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George Spurway (1806–1885)

George Spurway was sentenced to life transportation for stealing four gold sovereigns, two gold guineas and other items to the value of one pound. He arrived in Sydney in 1829 aboard the Claudine. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1838 and a pardon in 1846.

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Life Summary [details]


27 June, 1806
Shute, Devon, England


30 April, 1885 (aged 78)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life