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John Holmes

John Holmes, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 37 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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Sussex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 473 (238)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th December, 2021 wrote:

1828 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Name; John Holmes
Age; 23 years [1804] Single,
Native Place; Sussex
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer
Offence; House Breaking
Trial; Lewis - 20 Dec 1827 - Life
Height; 5 ft.9 in

1837 - Colonial secretary┬┤s correspondence: ticket of leave muster roll (NRS 906)
Name; John Holmes
Ship; Royal George
No of ticket.37/504
Date of Ticket; 10 Feb 1837
Residence; Mr Lane
Remarks; DEAD

1841 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register
Name; John Holmes. Ship; Royal George.
Date; 31 Jan 1841.
District; Bathurst Hospital. Ticket of Leave - holder

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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