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James Holloway

James Holloway, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Holloway
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 1883
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 157 (79)
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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Gail Robyn Newman on 31st December, 2021 wrote:

James Holloway arrived in Australia from England on 15 July 1822 on board “Guildford 5th as a convict. James was convicted of larceny on 15 October 1821 at Bristol Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years.  He was described as 16 years old, a weaver and native of Bristol, 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall with fair complexion light hair and blue eyes.

The Guildford arrived in Sydney on 15 July 1822 having left London on 7 April 1822 via Teneriffe with 190 male convicts on board - there was 1 death on the journey.  All 189 convicts were unloaded in Sydney. The Guildford was built in 1810 on the Thames River weighed 521 tons and, its Master for the voyage was Magnus Johnson.  It had a very fast passage just 99 days.

James was assigned on 24 July 1822 to Mr Acres of Sydney and arived in Parramatta on 25 July although James was not on the list of convicts on board Guildford to be forwarded there.

According to his death certificate James died of congestion of the Liver His son James of 114 Redfern ST. Redfern, was the informant, and gave his father’s occupation at the time of his death as a “gentleman”.

1837 - James Holloway is master of James Moore, a 19 year old convict from Waterloo 1832.

Gail Robyn Newman on 31st December, 2021 wrote:

He was granted his freedom in October of 1828 and went on to become the proprietor of the Blue Lion Inn Hotel in Sydney.
James passed away on the 21 of June 1883 in Redfern NSW, his son gave his occupation as gentleman at this time and James was buried in Rockwood General Cemetery

Convict Changes History

Gail Robyn Newman on 31st December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), crime

Gail Robyn Newman on 31st December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1883 (prev. 0000)

Gail Robyn Newman on 31st December, 2021 made the following changes:


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