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Oliver Ewings

Oliver Ewings, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sarah, 22 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Oliver Ewings
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 5th August, 1858
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 22nd August, 1829
Arrival date: 27th December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 183 (94)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Alan on 25th March, 2021 wrote:

Baptised 6 June 1784, Waltham, St. Lawrence, Berkshire

D Wong on 25th March, 2021 wrote:

Source: Spectator Archive [database on-line] Citation details: 4 Apr 1829 p. 5 Text: EMBEZZLENENT.—On Saturday, Oliver Ewings, a respectable-looking man, about forty years of age, late clerk to Robert Espinasse, Esq. was charged at Worship-street office, with embezzling several large sums of money received by him for and on account of his employer. In November 1827, he had embezzled thirty guineas ; yet his employer not only forgave him this offence, but paid a debt of 20/. for which he had been arrested. He had subsequently embezzled several considerable sums. The prisoner’s family was described by the officer who apprehended hint to be in the most miserable condition.

Oliver Ewings was listed as 45 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Berkshire.

Son of Oliver Ewings and Elizabeth (Viney) Ewings.

18/8/1804: Married Jane Stubbs at Westminster, Knightsbridge, London.
Jane Maxwell Ewings,
Matilda Ewings,
Elizabeth Eliza (Ewings) Callar,
Margaret (Ewings)
Solomon Ewings
Emily Maria (Ewings) Parker

Oliver was literate, married with 4 children, 5’4” tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, bluish marks on lower part of both eyes, small scar at corner of right eye.

8/3/1836: TOL

17/7/1843: COF

7/8/1858: Oliver Ewings died at Parramatta, NSW.

Convict Changes History

Alan on 25th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th August, 1858 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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