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1817: George Morris Susan Morris

Object number: 2008.0039.0023

1817: George Morris Susan Morris

Object number: 2008.0039.0023

George Morris, 19, was tried and convicted at the Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 17 September 1817 for stealing 18 shillings from the till of Sarah Coates, a haberdasher in Shuldam Street, on 27 August. He was sentenced to seven years’ transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Isabella in April 1818, arriving on 14 September 1818. He received his ticket of leave on 23 September 1824.

Diameter: 35mm, thickness: 3mm

Front:

Token engraved with a rope border encircling the image of a man with arms outstretched, holding a hat in his left hand, with a small child next to him.

Back:

Token engraved with a border of leaves around the bottom half and rope around the top. The image of two crossed hearts is at the top of four lines of text:

GEORGE MORRIS
A GIFT TO
SUSAN MORRIS
1817

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Elle

15th May 2017

No I didn't know that, but thank you! I'll have to see if I can find his gravestone online. If not I still have family in Campbelltown, so might get a visit one day :) *email removed

Irene Rebecca Brial Roy

12th May 2017

200 years ago :) X

Paul Ware

20th Apr 2017

Hi
Interesting thought.. however I really don't think he would of choosen to go as a convict to other end of the world.
Especially in the early days of our Convict Settlement in Sydney Harbour!
Just my thoughts however on this ..

Elle

14th May 2017

Hi Paul, I've been researching my family history some, and I believe you have a love token by my 4 x great grandfather Nathaniel Boon? Is there any way you could send me pictures? I would love to see them. Thank you, Ellen Jameson

Paul Ware

15th May 2017

Hi Elle
I'm curious as to how you know that I have this token?
Paul

Elle

15th May 2017

HI Paul, You added a note to his convict records, that you had his token in your private collection. Then I came across the same name here, and figured it was likely the same Paul Ware :)

Paul Ware

15th May 2017

Hi Elle
Oh very clever of you putting two and two together
!!
Yes I do have his Love Token, it is engraved on a Cartwheel Penny !
If you send me your email address I could send you two photos.
Did you know he is buried at St. Peter's cemetery Campbelltown?

Lozza

10th Jun 2016

"Wanted to come to Australia but couldn’t afford the fare, deliberately stole 8 shillings from a haberdashery store but got around the corner felt guilty and took it back, store owner dobbed him in anyway and off to Australia he went. He married and had 10 children and now has over 2000 descendants" -See link http://www.convictrecords.c...

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