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George Gray, one of 175 convicts transported on the Morley, November 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th July, 1876
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 307 (155)
||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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D Wong on 25th September, 2016 wrote:
GEORGE GRAY, 19, defendant name in trial of GEORGE GRAY, Theft > pocketpicking, 29th May 1816.
GEORGE GRAY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of May, a watch, value 2l. the property of Reuben Gooch, from his person.
REUBEN GOOCH. I was a sailor. I lost my watch on the 18th of May, between eight and nine o’clock at night. I fell in with the prisoner at the Crown and Thistle, by Tower-hill ; we had four or five pots of ale to drink. I was not half drunk; I was a little drunkish. I told him, I wanted a ship; he told me he could get me one, and asked me to take a walk to see the mate. The watch was safe in my pocket then; and we went out, and I felt him draw the watch out, and he ran off as quick as he could, and I ran after him; but he turned out of my sight, and I lost him. I am sure he is the man, I can swear positively.
GUILTY , aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
GRAY, George. Per “Morley”, 1817
1817 Apr 18: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Morley” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.117)
1822 Nov 20: On list of prisoners forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.462)
1824 Nov 5: Affidavit re lost certificate of freedom (Reel 6026; 4/1714 p.137)
June 1823: COF
11/11/1824: COF Renewed
6/10/1825: COF Renewed
7/5/1829: Permission to marry Mary Connor (Elizabeth 1828)
8/6/1829: Married at Narellen, NSW - they had 9 children.
14/7/1876: George died aged 78 at Midle Creek, Southern Tablelands, NSW.
George Gray a farmer, male age 82 years
died 14 Jul 1876 at Middle Creek Co Argyle
Son of William Grey a dealer, mother unknown
Certified by Peter Grey (who made his X mark), son, of Middle Creek
Buried 17 Jul 1876 at Laggan
Born in England, 60 years in NSW
Married NSW at age 29 to Mary McClesh
Issue three boys and three girls living, two boys and one girl deceased.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 25th September, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Grey, date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime