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George Onslow

George Onslow, one of 152 convicts transported on the Hindostan, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Onslow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 46 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 24th November, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 70
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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Phil Hands on 22nd May, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Worcester Assizzes on 10th March 1821, sentenced to death, this was later commuted to transportation for life.
Left England on 29th July 1821.
Ship:- the ‘Hindostan’ sailed with 152 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 24th November 1821

Oxford Journal Saturday 24th March 1821 p. 3

All the capital convicts were reprieved before the Judges left Worcester, except George Onslow, for breaking into the dwelling house of Mr Pearce, of Droitwich, and stealing thereout sundry articles of jewelry, and Thomas Dyer, for horse-stealing, who were left for execution; a reprieve, however, arrived on Sunday for Onslow, but Dyer is expected to suffer.

Married Mary McAvoy (daughter of convicts Hugh McAvoy, ‘Glatton’ 1803 & Mary Palmer, nee Babage, also ‘Gatton’ 1803), they had no children as Mary died in 1825 from alcoholic poisoning.
George then married Eliza Davis (daughter of convicts William Davis, ‘Royal Admiral’ 1800 & Mary Geer, ‘William Pitt’ 1806) on 5th February 1826 at Sydney, they had 5 children between 1829-1835.

George died in 1844 as a result of an accident.

Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 5th September 1844 p. 4
Monday, September 2nd. —
An inquest was held this day at the Colonial Hospital, on view of the body of George Onslow, a respectable farmer residing on his own land near this town.
It appeared from the evidence of several respect- table witnesses, that the deceased was returning home from the town with a heavy load of manure, on a very heavy dray, and on crossing the dam his foot slipped off one of the stepping-stones, and he fell beneath the wheel, which passed over his body, breaking several ribs and the arm of the right side very badly, and causing other injuries, which Dr. Lee stated were sufficient to cause death. -
Verdict accordingly.

Maureen Withey on 23rd May, 2021 wrote:

1828 Census Index.
George Onslow, age 30, T.L. Hindostan, 1821, Life, protestant, Landholder, Botany district. Has 500 acres of land, 10 of which were cleared.
Eliza Onslow, age 17, B.C. protestant.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 22nd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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