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James Holloway

James Holloway, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Holloway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th September, 1826
Occupation: Butcher's boy
Date of Death: 4th June, 1916
Age: 89 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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset. Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 294
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

David Holloway on 1st February, 2014 wrote:

Served his sentence at Port Arthur working in the coal mines and at what was then called Jerusalem now known as Colebrook. Finished up in the Huon Valley in the Police Point area married and raised 11 children He is my Great Grandfather.

D Wong on 2nd February, 2014 wrote:

James Holloway was 17 years old when transported for stealing 2 sheep and 3 lambs.

James was 5’3” tall could read and write, single, protestant, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes.

Father: Thomas at native place (Bristol)
Brothers: Robert, Thomas, Josiah
Sisters: Eliza Ann.

9/6/1846: Emerged from gang.
21/12/1850: TOL
22/8/1853: Free Certificate.

1853: Married Caroline Collins Browne, they had 11 children.

4/4/1901: Caroline died aged 63.

No date of death for James.

Convict Changes History

David Holloway on 1st February, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

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

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000)

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

gender: m (prev. f)

Christine Peta Williams on 13th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 12th September, 1826 (prev. 1825), date of death: 4th June, 1916 (prev. 0000)

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