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William Grimsey

William Grimsey, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Grimsey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 160
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

A. Follower on 1st February, 2020 wrote:

c1820: Year of birth stated on his death registration.

15-Oct-1850: Ticket of Leave 50/0290; On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs.

24-Jun-1852: Ticket of Leave cancelled on the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands, Darling Downs, for having absented himself from his district. Darling Downs.

17-Apr-1856: Marriage registration: William Grimsey Marriage date: 17/04/1856 Spouse’s name: Bridget Egan Registration details: 1859/C/64, 17 April 1856 in Queensland, Australia.

14 Children:

Grimsey, Ann Maria       [1857 - 1903]
Grimsey, John         [1859 - 1939]
Grimsey, William       [1861 - 1936]
Grimsey, Bridget       [1863 - 1940]
Grimsey, Charlotte       [1865 - 1951]
Grimsey, Mary Ann       [1868 - 1947]
Grimsey, Sarah Jane     [1870 - ]
Grimsey, George         [1872 - 1953]
Grimsey, James         [1875 - 1953]
Grimsey, Harriet       [1875 - 1911]
Grimsey, Unnamed (F)    [1878 - ]
Grimsey, Frederick Charles [1880 - 1959]
Grimsey, Francis Edward   [1883 - 1964]
Grimsey, Alice         [ - 1956]

31-Mar-1868: Wm. Grimsey, a servant in the employ of Mr. E. M. Royds, whose estate at Mount Alfred is managed by C. F. D. Parkinson, found guilty of wilfully disobeying lawful orders, was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment in Brisbane gaol with hard labour. Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

[Newspaper: Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Page 3, POLICE COURT, IPSWICH. - 2 April 1868]

5-Feb-1869: William Grimsey and Henry Hunt were summoned by C. F. D. Parkinson (as agent for E. M. Royds) for absconding from their hired service. Neither defendant appearing, warrants were ordered to issue for their apprehension. Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

[Newspaper: Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Page 3, Friday, February 5. - 6 February 1869]

11-Dec-1889: This afternoon William Grimsey, farmer, of Rosewood, was brought up before the police magistrate on suspicion of lunacy, and on the certificate of Drs. Von Lossberg and Thornton he was ordered to be sent to the Woogaroo Asylum. Ipswich.

[Newspaper: Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Page 3, IPSWICH. - 12 December 1889]

15-Jan-1894: Death registration: William Grimsey Birth year: 1820 Death date: 15/01/1894 Mother’s name: Pheobe Kettle Father/parent’s name: John Grimsey Registration details: 1894/C/3205

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 1st February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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