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George Tennison (c. 1776–?)

George Tennyson (c.1776- ) was sentenced to 7 years transportation for an unknown crime at the 1789 Christmas Quarter Sessions at Beverley, Yorkshire. He arrived at Sydney in August 1791 aboard the Matilda as part of the Third Fleet.

As George Tennison he was sent to Norfolk Island on the Mary Ann in 1791. He returned to the Port Jackson some time after 1796. By 1825 he was living with Elizabeth Dixon. The couple were married on 28 September 1829 at St James Church of England, Sydney; Tennison's occupation was given as labourer and his age as 53. No further records have been found for the couple.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Tennyson, George
  • Tenneson, George

c. 1776

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years