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Richard Osman Golway

Richard Osman Golway, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Osman Golway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 528
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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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2019 wrote:

Rd. O. Golway, breaking sobbing the house of Isaac Coleman at Broad Blunsden . Salisbury Journal 10 Mar 1828.

The following prisoners were sentenced to Death. …. Rd O. Golway, breaking and robbing a house at Broad Blunden … Salisbury Journal, 17 Mar 1828

Salisbury.  The following prisoners, sentenced to transportation for life, were on Wednesday removed from Fisherton Gaol on board the York hulk, Gosport, viz. Alford Bridges, John Walborne, John Moody, John Trapp, Elijah Daniels, R.O. Golway, Wm. Saunders, Geo. Phillimore, Jonas Buckland, Wm. Sheppard, Wm. Baverstock, Geo. Fry, Wm. Curtis, Joseph Curtis, and Solomon Somers. - Samuel Freestone, sentenced to 14 years transportation, at the last Wilts quarter sessions, was also removed to the York hulk the same time.
Salisbury Journal, 19 May 1828

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO 9-9-3. P 39.
Richard Osman Golway, age 20, sentenced for housebreaking at New Sarum 8 Mar 1828, sentenced to Life. Left hulk for NSW 15 Aug 1828.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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