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George Oakey

George Oakey, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Oakey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 31st October, 1841
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Gloucestershire Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 6th April, 1841
Arrival date: 1st September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 286. Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=53408
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

George Oakey was convicted at Gloucestershire of Highway Robbery. 15yr sentence. Transported on the ‘Layton’, for Van Diemens Land (Tasmania).

A butcher, 5’ 10 1/2’; aged 19; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes; single; Protestant; could read.

Father: John - at Native Place.
Mother: Elizabeth
4 Brothers: Richard, John, William & Thomas. 2 at Malta, 1 at Gibralta - a soldier.

Convict no. 53408.
Clear Conduct Record - George died shortly after his arrival. Note in Record “Died at Lovely Banks 31/10/1841”. (Lovely Banks is a large property/estate in southern Tasmania and had many convicts assigned there.)No details of what happened.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1812, date of death 31st October, 1841, gender, occupation, crime

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