b. 4 September 1813, d. 25 September 1890
Close-up of the inscrition of the gravestone of George Gardner 1813-1890
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George Gardner was born on 4 September 1813 in Croydon.1,2,3,4
He was baptized on 3 November 1813 at St John's church in Croydon, Surrey, England.4
He witnessed the birth of Attwood Charles Gardner
on 24 December 1862 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. His birth certificate spells it as "Terrealon", Castlereagh River but gives the father's address as "Tourable". Daughter Georgina's BC records Attwoods' birthplace as "Treelwongar, Terembone, NSW". In pencil on the BC is written "near Gilgoona". The birth took place without the assistance of a doctor or a midwife. Attwood Charles' father, George Gardner, was a 49 year old Stockman. Previous issue from the marriage comprised 5 males and 2 females living and 1 female deceased1,5,6,7,8
George Gardner and Mary Grime
were married on 14 February 1846 in Capertee. The minister, Colin Stewart, came from the Vale of Clwyd. Both bride and groom were residents of Capertee, as were the two witnesses. George was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.9,1,2,8
Children with Mary Grime (b. 4 June 1829, d. 14 November 1911)
George Gardner emigrated on 30 October 1835 from England. He traveled aboard the convict ship Recovery10
He immigrated on 25 February 1836 to in Sydney, NSW, Australia. He travelled aboard the convict ship "Recovery"10,11,3
He lived at Cumberagaland Station in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, on 18 June 1859.12
Involvement in crime
George Gardner was charged with larceny but acquitted in June 1833 in Surrey, England.13
He was charged with larceny from the person and convicted at the County Adjourned Session on 9 February 1835 in Surrey, England. He was sentenced to 3 months gaol, along with a large number of other people who were convicted of the same crime14
He was charged with larceny from the person and convicted at the Surry Assizes on 6 August 1835 in Surrey, England. Due to his earlier conviction for a similar offence, he was convicted of a felony and sentenced to transportation for 14 years. On the same day William Duke(s) (also a groom) was convicted of housebreaking at the same court and given the same sentence. They were both later transported to NSW on the SS Recovery.10,3,15
He was sentenced to 14 years transportation on 18 August 1835 in Croydon, Surrey, England.16
He was sentenced by Mr Innes to receive 50 lashes on 14 April 1838 in Bathurst.11
He was granted a ticket of leave on 13 January 1844 in Bathurst.10,17
He was granted permission to marry Mary Grimes on 24 January 1846 in Capertee. George Gardner was a 33-year-old ex-convict with a Ticket of Leave who had arrived on the Recovery with a sentence of 14 years. Mary Grimes was a native of the colony.18
- On 26 February 1836 George Gardner was a groom in Sydney.17
- On 31 December 1837 George Gardner was an assigned to Highes & Hosking (shipping and real estate agents) in Sydney.19
- Was employed by as in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, in 1855.20
- About 1862 George Gardner was a labourer.7
- In December 1862 George Gardner was a stockman at Tourable in Coonabarabran. Attwood Charles Gardner's birth was recorded at Coonabarabran, so Touralk and Terrealon must have been nearby.1
- In September 1890 George Gardner was a selector in Coonamble.2
George Gardner died from effusion of blood upon the brain on 25 September 1890 at age 77 in Coonamble.21,2
He was buried on 26 September 1890 at Old Coonamble Cemetery in Coonamble.2
There is a memorial to George Gardner at Old Coonamble Cemetery in Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia. Follow this link
for information and images of his memorial.
- [S343] Birth Certificate Vol 1862 No 7321, Attwood Charles Gardner, (21 February 1863), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
- [S1253] Death Certificate, George Gardner, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1890 No 4540.
- [S1257] George Gardner entry, SS Recovery, Convict Arrival Indent, 25 Feb 1836; in Convict Records (Kingswood: NSW Archives.)
- [S1261] Baptismal Record: Gardner, George, Vol 1813, (3 Nov 1813), General Register Office, England, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH
- [S404] Birth Certificate Vol 1892 No 11323, Amy Laura Emily Gardner, (11 Apr 1892), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
- [S406] Birth Certificate Vol 1897 No 55 in Coonamble, Georgina Jane Gardner, (6 May 1897), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
- [S461] Death Certificate, Attwood Charles Gardner, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1937 No 7563.
- [S1226] Death Certificate, Mary Gardner nee Grime, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1911 No 14089.
- [S320] Marriage Certificate, George Gardner and Mary Grimes, 14 February 1846, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 77 No 302.
- [S1252] George Gardner, Convict Ticket Of Leave Butt: 1844 Gardner George, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 13 Jan 1844, No. 44/310 for Prisoner No. 36/827
- [S1255] George Gardne, Gaol Admission: Bathurst, George Gardner 1838, 14 April 1838, No 263 in 1838
- [S1393] Notice to the Public, The Maitland Mercury, 18 Jun 1859.
- [S1260] George Gardner, Criminal Court Register: Surrey George Gardner Jun 1833, midsummer 1833, page 276
- [S1259] George Gardner, Criminal Court Register: Surrey George Gardner 9 Feb 1835, 9 Feb 1835, page 280
- [S1258] George Gardner, Criminal Court Register: Surrey George Gardner 6 Aug 1835, 6 Aug 1835, page 312
- [S1381] Assize Intelligence, Morning Advertiser, column 4, 18 Aug 1835, p 27.
- [S1254] George Gardner, Convict Ticket Of Leave List: 1844 Gardner George, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 18 Mar 1844, No. 44/310 for Prisoner No. 36/827
- [S1251] George Gardner to Mary Grimes, Convict Permission to Marry: 1846 0124 Gardner George to Grimes Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 11 Dec 1840, Rev. Colin Stewart of the Vale of Clwydd
- [S1256] George Gardner, Convict Muster 1837 NSW: Gardner George, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 31 Dec 1837, HO 10/33 page 125
- [S530] "RR: The Founders by Rod Warnock", June 2005, Rod Warnock (Kilaben Bay NSW), to Jim Fleming (Darlington NSW); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
- [S678] George Gardner Gravestone, Cemetery, Coonamble; Jim Fleming, 25 Sep 1890.
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