Richard "George" Ayton
Richard "George" Ayton (1823-1886):
a convict from London who settled in Longford becoming a brewer and farmer and started a line of AYTON's in Tasmania who migrated to Victoria and WA after he married Margaret LOWE in 1851 in Launceston.
see my webpage of his descendents here: Lowe family
hope this page helps others researching this family.
Richard George AYTON's grave at Longford Pioneer Cemetery - photo taken by Peter Cubit
Court record in 1841, numbered 6412 as George Ayton at age 18yrs and sentenced to 10yrs:
the following is the opposite page of the above, George is line 2:
Offence: "picked pockets of a Gent at Temple Bar"
Native Place: Boro, London
F. Christopher (ie. his father)
B. Wm, Christopher, Hy, Robt (ie. brothers William, Christopher, Henry, Robert)
below is another record of his sentence and here is noted his alleged accomplice Richard Sullivan aged 19yrs:
below is his prison record:
below is his marriage record to Margaret LOWE:
and below is his wife's death record: