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David Greville

David Greville, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Greville
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1751
Occupation: Convict
Date of Death: 10th October, 1839
Age: 88 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 376
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

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

DAVID GREVILLE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of March 1805, a purse, value 6 d. two half-guineas, and a seven-shilling piece, the property of Thomas Reddington.
He was found GUILTY, aged 36.
Transported for seven years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, David married Mary Ann Davis (Convict, William Pitt, 1806). They had a son William Charles, born 1809.

1822 Census of New South Wales:
Greville, David, free by servitude, Fortune, 7 years, schoolmaster, Sydney.
Greville, William, 16, born in the colony, son of D. Greville, Sydney.
Davis, Mary, free by servitude, William Pitt, 7 years, wife of D. Greville, Sydney.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref G1283] Greville, David, 77, free by servitude, Fortune, 1806, 7 years, Protestant, schoolmaster, Elizabeth street Sydney.
[Ref G1284] Greville, Mary, 50, free by servitude, Wm. Pitt, 1806, 7 years.

The son Willian Charles, BC,  is living at Pitt St Sydney [Ref G1272] (aged 20) with his wife Lydia (nèe Williams) (Came Free, Providence, 1822) and their little 2 year old William Charles Greville.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

David died October 3rd 1839 in London. I have been unable to ascertain why he was back in the UK.

The Australian Thu 30 Apr 1840 p.2:
Text: At Kingsland, near London, on the 3rd October last, Mr David Greville, aged 89 years.

Laraine Dear on 23rd April, 2018 wrote:

Another user wrote he couldnt find why he returned to the UK - He had a English family before being transported twice to Aus.
He was my 5th Great Grandfather and my 4th Great grandfather witnessed the death of which i have the death certificate and therefore know the corrrect date.

Mary Greville Flaws on 11th October, 2018 wrote:

David Greville had a family in England before being transported to Australia for stealing. Davids de facto wife and later his wife in Sydney had a grandson William Charles a banker in Bathurst NSW. He used many of the Earl of Warwicks Greville family Christian names for his children. It is unknown whether there was indeed a connection. My mother always believed there was but family papers were torn up after an argument when they were told they would never know who their family was. She had no idea that David was a convict and only knew back to Davids son William Charles

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1751 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd October, 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Laraine Dear on 23rd April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th October, 1839 (prev. 3rd October, 1839)

Mary Greville Flaws on 11th October, 2018 made the following changes:


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