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George Toakley

George Toakley, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Toakley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Dealer
Date of Death: 1878
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 236
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 16th July, 2014 wrote:

George Toakley was convicted at the CCC, London on 22/10/1866 for receiving stolen goods. 10yr sentence. Transported to Western Australia on the ‘Hougoumont’ arriving 09/01/1868.

Married man, 6 children.

D Wong on 18th July, 2014 wrote:

22nd October 1866 Old Bailey:

GEORGE TOAKLEY was again indicted for feloniously receiving a post letter, containing a bill of exchange for 22l. 10s., knowing it to be stolen.
GUILTY .— Ten Years’ Penal Servitude .
There was another indictment against the prisoner, for burglary.

George was 5’6 ½” tall, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, stout.

7/3/1872: TOL
24/10/1876: COF, York

1878: George died aged 51.  No marriage or children found.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 18th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1878 (prev. 0000), occupation

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