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George Holley

George Holley, one of 264 convicts transported on the Earl Gray, 04 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Holley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Grinder
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: York, Pontefract Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 4th October, 1842
Arrival date: 14th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 239 (121)
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

D Wong on 27th September, 2012 wrote:

George Holley was 28 years old on arrival and was transported for stealing 2 keys and a chain from a door, the property of Mr Robson of Pontefract.

George was a widower with 1 child, 5’3 1/2” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, native place was Bedford, 2 moles inside right arm, mole on left cheek, bled both arms, brothers; William, Thomas, John and 1 sister Sarah at Native Place.

14/3/1844: Original term of probation expired. (He had an excellent report).
12/7/1845: Rouseall West/Larceny under £5 - discharged.

June 1847: TOL

1850: Married Ann Pope Warden, 1 child Mary Ann born Westbury 1850.

18/10/1852: Steerage passenger on the Vixen, Launceston to Melbourne (free by servitude)Earl Grey.

16/3/1853: Passenger on the Clarence, Launceston to Melbourne.  This may have been the same man or may have been George Holley(Marmion 1827)- no way of telling.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814, gender, occupation, crime

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