Jim's Genie Jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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George Gardner

b. 4 September 1813, d. 25 September 1890

Person Exhibits

Close-up of the inscrition of the gravestone of George Gardner 1813-1890

Family surname

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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.4


FatherJames Gardner (b. circa 1790)
MotherAnn ?, wife of James Gardner (b. circa 1790)

Family life

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.5,1,2,6

Children with Mary Grime (b. 4 June 1829, d. 14 November 1911)

SonGeorge J Gardner (b. 1845)
DaughterAnn J Gardner (b. 1847, d. 1847)
SonJames Gardner (b. 1850, d. before 14 November 1911)
DaughterMary J Gardner (b. 1850, d. circa 1850)
SonAlfred Gardner (b. 1852, d. before 1869)
DaughterMartha Gardner (b. 1854)
SonLewis W Gardner (b. 1858)
SonHenry J Gardner (b. 1861)
SonAttwood Charles Gardner+ (b. 24 December 1862, d. 1 May 1937)
DaughterEmily E E Gardner (b. 1864, d. before 14 November 1911)
DaughterFemale Gardner (b. 1867, d. 1867)
SonAlfred E Gardner (b. 1869, d. 1870)
SonAlbert Arthur Gardner (b. 1871)

Residence information

George Gardner emigrated on 30 October 1835 from England. He traveled aboard the convict ship Recovery7 He immigrated on 25 February 1836 to in Sydney, NSW, Australia. He travelled aboard the convict ship "Recovery"7,8,3 He lived at Cumberagaland Station in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, on 18 June 1859.9

Involvement in crime

George Gardner was charged with larceny but acquitted in June 1833 in Surrey, England.10 He was sentenced by Mr Innes to receive 50 lashes on 14 April 1838 in Bathurst.8

Working life

  • About 1862 George Gardner was a labourer.11
  • 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


George Gardner died from effusion of blood upon the brain on 25 September 1890 at age 77 in Coonamble.12,2 He was buried on 26 September 1890 at Old Coonamble Cemetery in Coonamble.2


  1. [S343] Birth Certificate Vol 1862 No 7321, Attwood Charles Gardner, (21 February 1863), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1253] Death Certificate, George Gardner, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1890 No 4540.
  3. [S1257] George Gardner entry, SS Recovery, Convict Arrival Indent, 25 Feb 1836; in Convict Records (Kingswood: NSW Archives.)
  4. [S1261] Baptismal Record: Gardner, George, Vol 1813, (3 Nov 1813), General Register Office, England, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH
  5. [S320] Marriage Certificate, George Gardner and Mary Grimes, 14 February 1846, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 77 No 302.
  6. [S1226] Death Certificate, Mary Gardner nee Grime, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1911 No 14089.
  7. [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
  8. [S1255] George Gardne, Gaol Admission: Bathurst, George Gardner 1838, 14 April 1838, No 263 in 1838
  9. [S1393] Notice to the Public, The Maitland Mercury, 18 Jun 1859.
  10. [S1260] George Gardner, Criminal Court Register: Surrey George Gardner Jun 1833, midsummer 1833, page 276
  11. [S461] Death Certificate, Attwood Charles Gardner, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1937 No 7563.
  12. [S678] George Gardner Gravestone, Cemetery, Coonamble; Jim Fleming, 25 Sep 1890.
ReferencesCh Fleming forebears
Ch forebears
Gardner clan
Pedigree Gardner
Last Edited6 September 2020