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George Talbot (c. 1766–1837)

George Talbot (c.1766-1837), a baker, was found guilty (as George Talbert) on 27 February 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing six quarten loaves and two twopenny loaves of bread. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Ceres hulk and was discharged to the Surprize in November 1789, arriving at Sydney in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Talbot was working as a baker at Sydney by 1804. He married Ann Legg, a widow, on 2 July 1810. He was still working as a baker in 1825. In 1828 he was living at Darling Harbour with his wife. They employed a labourer, and provided lodging for a convict and two children. The couple were admitted to the Sydney Benevolent Asylum on 10 October 1834.

George Talbot died on 5 August 1837 at Sydney and was buried with his wife at the Elizabeth Street Burial Ground.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 560

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c. 1766


5 August, 1837 (aged ~ 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years