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Amasa Hollingsworth

Amasa Hollingsworth, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amasa Hollingsworth
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Malta Courts Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Stag
Departure date: 2nd February, 1855
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 121 ( 62)
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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Anonymous on 5th July, 2011 wrote:

Born 8 March 1822 in Clavering, Essex, England.
Married Emma Rumball 4 February 1843 in Clavering, Essex.  They had two daughters.  I believe, but can’t prove it, that they went to Malta. he was a private in the 68th Light Infantry and arrived in Malta aboard the troopship "Resistance" containing 23 Officers, 31 Sergeants, 11 Drummers, 558 Rank and File, 44 Women, 64 Children, from England.
Amasa HOLLINGWORTH, Private, 68th Light Infantry, at his Court Martial held on 21st January 1852, he was found Guilty of kicking his knapsack, and insulting language, sentenced to 365 days hard labour. He faced another Court Martial 30th January 1852, where he was found Guilty of throwing his forage cap at his Lieut-Colonel when hearing the sentence of his first Court Martial, sentenced to 14 years Transportation, to commence at the expiration of his former sentence.  The commanding officer was Lieutenant-Colonel Richard William Huey.
His wife and daughters remained in England and did not come to Australia.  he took up land in Greenough, Western Australia and married Margaret Olive Baine(s)in 1866 in Perth, Western Australia.
They had six children and he died 15 Aug 1894 in Greenough, Western Australia and is buried in the
Greenough Cemetery.

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