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The Genealogy of the Smith/Lincoln Family

George Lincoln

George Lincoln

Male Bef 1825 - 1884  (~ 59 years)

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  • Gender Male 
    Born Bef 5 Jun 1825  Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 5 Jun 1825  Church of St John-at-Hackney, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Convict 26 Nov 1838  Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crime: Stealing. Sentenced to 7 years transportation.  
    Convict 26 Nov 1838  Newgate Prison, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Transferred to Prison Hulk Euryalus 
    Convict 12 Dec 1838  Prison Hulk Euryalus, Chatham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Transferred to Egyptian 30 Mar 1839 
    Prison Hulk Register, Euryalus - George Lincoln
    Prison Hulk Register, Euryalus - George Lincoln
    HMS Euryalus
    HMS Euryalus
    HMS Euryalus was a Royal Navy 36-gun Apollo-class frigate, which saw service in the Battle of Trafalgar and the War of 1812. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars she continued on active service for a number of years, before spending more than two decades as a prison hulk. The Euryalus was moored at Chatham and became a hulk solely for young boys. Here the regime was especially severe. Boys were kept below deck for 23 hours a day and forced to do manual labour. They lived in constant fear of physical abuse from the guards and a culture of gang violence was embedded. Euryalus ended her career in Gibraltar where, in 1860, she was sold for breaking up.
    Convict 30 Mar 1839  Sheerness, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Transferred to Egyptian for transportation. Sailed for VDL on 9 Apr 1839 
    Convict Arrival 19 Aug 1839  Hobart, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George was one of 190 convicts on board. Transferred to Boys Prison Point Puer 
    Convict Aft 19 Aug 1839  Point Puer, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George was not a model prisoner, he receive over 50 lashes for 3 infringements and spent 22 days in solitary confinement for various offences. 
    Conduct Record - George Lincoln
    Conduct Record - George Lincoln
    A plan of the establishment at Point Puer.
    A plan of the establishment at Point Puer.
    Point Puer operated from 1834 to 1848 on the Tasman Peninsula, the first British purpose-built reforming institution for criminal boys. It predated Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight by four years and was initiated by Lt-Governor Arthur at a time when children were being seen in their own terms, rather than as small adults. The objective of making constructive colonial citizens out of transported teenagers was to be achieved by separation from adult convicts, with education, trade training and religious instruction being the vehicles to change immoral habits.

    A combination of management and resourcing issues, together with the defiant culture of many boys, resulted in the establishment producing mixed results. While some boys continued to offend as adults, others used their trades and pursued honest and successful lives.
    Ticket of Leave 6 Mar 1844  Hobart, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Certificate of Freedom 26 Nov 1845  Hobart, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Jul 1884  Tallawang, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 25 Nov 1884  Supreme Court of New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1633  Jacquelines Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Lincoln,   b. circa 1790, Lambourne, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1877, 10 St Marys St., Kingston, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother Ann Chapman,   b. 13 Oct 1800, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1854, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1820  Church of St John-at-Hackney, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marriage Thomas Lincoln Ann Chapman
    Marriage Thomas Lincoln Ann Chapman
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 5 Jun 1825 - Hackney, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Jun 1825 - Church of St John-at-Hackney, Hackney, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConvict Arrival - George was one of 190 convicts on board. Transferred to Boys Prison Point Puer - 19 Aug 1839 - Hobart, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTicket of Leave - 6 Mar 1844 - Hobart, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCertificate of Freedom - 26 Nov 1845 - Hobart, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jul 1884 - Tallawang, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 25 Nov 1884 - Supreme Court of New South Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "George Lincoln". Blighty to Baghdad. http://www.blightytobaghdad.com/familytree/getperson.php?personID=I1633&tree=tree1 (accessed September 27, 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S96] Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1914 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1914. 127.

    2. [S122] Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849.

    3. [S162] Colonial Times. 4.

    4. [S3] NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. 11140/1884.

    5. [S96] Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1914 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1914. 145.