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Walter Holliday

Walter Holliday, one of 250 convicts transported on the Charles Kerr, 06 June 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Walter Holliday
Aliases: George Walter Holliday, George Walton Holliday
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 24th June, 1885
Age: 73 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: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Charles Kerr
Departure date: 6th June, 1837
Arrival date: 9th October, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 248 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 69 (36)
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

Anonymous on 15th July, 2011 wrote:

I am descended from Walter Holliday. Walter served his time at Hyde Park Barracks as a baker/confectioner. When his time had been served he opened the first bakery/confectionery shop in Sydney. His business thrived because of the gold rush. My father Walter Holliday has memory of this shop still owned by the family when he was a child around the late 1920’s.

Kim Colwell on 3rd June, 2014 wrote:

Walter Holliday is an ancestor of mine through my mother (now deceased). He was tried and sentenced on 24 October 1936, age 24 - this would make his birth year 1812 (or 1813 if he was born late Oct to Dec).
The transcript of his trial can be found at http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?path=sessionsPapers/18361024.xml - his name has been mispelt as HOLIDAY

D Wong on 7th June, 2014 wrote:

24/11/1843: COF

14/8/1843: Married Elizabeth O’Toole, daughter of Thomas and Rose O’toole.
They had 3 children:

Mary A Holliday
Born: 28 AUG 1846     at: Wollongong NSW
Married: 29 MAR 1869     at: Wolloomooloo NSW
Spouse: Henry Kinsela

Elizabeth Holliday Born: 1844

John Holliday
Born: 25 FEB 1852     at: Sydney NSW
Married: 1882         at: Sydney NSW
Died: 23 MAR 1949     at: Sydney NSW
Spouse: Sarah Jane Twiss    

By 1851 George Walton Holliday was a bread and biscuit maker at 71 Goulbourn Street, Sydney. 
He was a successful businessman and had expanded his business sufficiently in 1873 to be known as a baker and biscuit manufacturer at 54-56 Goulbourn Street.  A 1852 plan shows a property of 45 acres at Bexley, where he later conducted a bakery.

George died on 24 June 1885 at Petersham and wife Elizabeth outlived him by nearly eighteen years and died on the 7 February 1903. 

25/6/1885 Sydney Morning Herald:
HOLLIDAY.—June 24, at the residence of his son-in-law, Henry Kinsela Bexley, Mr. George Walter Holliday, aged 72 years.

Convict Changes History

Kim Colwell on 3rd June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th June, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: George Walter Holliday, alias2: George Walton Holliday, date of death: 24th June, 1885 (prev. 0000)

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