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George Walmsley

George Walmsley, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Walmsley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th February, 1817
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1898
Age: 80 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 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York. Leeds Quarter Session
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 293 (148). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Tracey Marise Burton on 10th June, 2014 wrote:

Married Honorah Shea in 1850 in Melbourne. They travelled around the various goldfields in the Ballarat District before finally settling in Korumburra in their later years. They had 12 children and 61 grandchildren including Sir Stanley Savige who founded Legacy.

Elizabeth Turner on 12th September, 2015 wrote:

If this is the George Walmsley that married Honora Shae, date of marriage is 18 March 1850.  My grandmother, Ruby Walmsley is the granddaughter of George and Honora.  Any evidence to connect this George to Honora?  If so, it is our first family convict.

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 wrote:

George WALMSLEY was convicted at Leeds, Yorkshire, England on 28 Dec 1837 for breaking into a shop and stealing copper cones. Gaol Report: “character very bad” Previously convicted for stealing and vagrancy”. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Coromandel’ arriving there 25 Oct 1838.

Single man; aged 21 yrs; labourer; 5’3”; fresh complexion; red hair; grey eyes.
Native place: Leeds, England.

Colony of VDL:
1839: Nichols - misconduct. Reprimanded.
1839: Nichols - disobedience of orders & insolent. Admonished.
1840: Nichols - having a quantity of mutton in his possession. 12 mths hard labour.
17 Nov 1843: Ticket of Leave granted.
25 June 1846: Not in his proper place of residence & disorderly. 3 mths hard labour. Bridgewater.
31 Oct 1846: Conditional Pardon, for the Australian Colonies, approved.

N.B. There was another George Walmsley, convict in the Colony abt the same time.  He died in 1846.

Convict Changes History

Tracey Marise Burton on 10th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 4th February, 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1898 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 293 (148). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Num

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