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George Iden of Woodchurch: convict and coachman to the Colonial Secretary

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Early years George Iden was baptised in Woodchurch, Kent on 16 August 1801, the son of William Iden and his wife Sally Gregory Holyer. (George’s brother Walter was the step father of Robert Caleb Jarvis who was transported for 10 years in 1845, the subject of another blog).   Arrest and trial On 2 September 1824 George was taken into custody at Newgate Prison, charged with …

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