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David Holloway

David Holloway, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Holloway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Potter
Date of Death: 21st April, 1849
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 440
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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D Wong on 2nd March, 2014 wrote:

David Holloway was 20 years old when convicted.

1837: Assigned to James King, Raymond Terrace.
1837: Assigned to the gaol, Sydney.

1839: TOL

27/11/1841: Admitted to Newcactle gaol.  Sentence in irons expired, to be returned to the government service.  Sent to Hyde Park Barracks.

25/4/1849: Maitland Mercury:
Inquest.-An inquest was held on Saturday, April 21st, at the Miners’ Arms, on view of the
body of David Holloway, a potter in the employ
of Mr. Samuel Welham, of Burwood. It appeared that deceased, while in a state of intoxication on Tuesday last, plunged into the water off the wharf, having been dared thereto by certain bystanders, and that he was saved by the exertions of the mate and other parties from the Rose steamer, which was then at the wharf. Subsequently he was taken ill, at the above house, of inflammation of the lungs, and died on Saturday morning last. A verdict of death from natural causes was returned.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st April, 1849 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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