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Western Australia - George BINNING - Convict
« on: Saturday 19 September 20 19:40 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I am seeking information about George Binning (b 1840 Bishopwearmouth). He was convicted in 1859 (shooting with intent to murder) and sentenced to 15 years penal servitude. Arrived on "Palmerston" to Swan River Colony in 1861.

Is anyone able to tell me what happened to George Binning? Did he serve his full term? Did he marry? Were there children? When and where did he die?

Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Western Australia - George BINNING - Convict
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 September 20 21:24 BST (UK) »
I have had a look on Ancestry. As you say, George Binning (written as Benning) arrived on the convict ship Palmerston on 11 Feb 1861.  He is described as 5' 5, light brown hair, grey eyes, long face fresh complexion and of stout build.

It seems he was given a 'Ticket of Leave' on 9 March 1869.  on 18 March 1890 he was convicted of Larceny and given 10 years. It states that he was single.  Released on 26 June 1897.  He died in Perth in 1924.  One tree on Ancestry says he died in the Old Mens Home in Claremont. Cause of death is Senectus which is old age

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Re: Western Australia - George BINNING - Convict
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 September 20 21:39 BST (UK) »
According to Metropolitan Cemeteries Board of Western Australia, George Christopher BINNING passed 17 April 1924, aged 85 years at Claremont (a Perth suburb). He was buried in Karrakatta (also a Perth suburb) Cemetery, Anglican area, Section KC, Gravesite 0077.
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Re: Western Australia - George BINNING - Convict
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 September 20 22:22 BST (UK) »
Hello ChrissieL & q98,

Thank you.

It was after I posted this query that I found a George "Benning" in Trove, charged with Larceny in 1890. Now I know that (a) he never married and (b) where/when he died. Much appreciated. Regards.

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 September 20 01:17 BST (UK) »
Benning, George (5619). Unmarried farm labourer, semi literate Protestant, convicted in Durham 23.7.1859 shoot with intent to murder, 15 years; arrived Palmerston 11.2.1861. Ticket of Leave 8.9.1864. Conditional Pardon 13.4.1870 Bunbury; Swan, Wellington. General servant labourer, woodcutter, Swan. Reconvicted WA after 1886 (10,426).
(Convicts of Western Australia 1850 1887. Dictionary of Western Australians. Volume 9).
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 September 20 02:00 BST (UK) »
Extracts from Police Gazettes 1876 1900 re Guildford District

Stealing in the Dwelling
257. 1884 (Jan) Guildford About the end of November last, from the Bayhip
Inn , -- brown tweed coat, trousers and vest the property of
George Benning George Strickland suspected.

(Could possibly be your man).

Bayhip likely to be Bailup, situated on the road about 5 Ks north of Wooroloo, W.A.
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