Personal Details

Name: SPARROW, George
Convict Number(s): 6974
Year of Birth: 1836
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Cause of Death:

Arrival Details

Ship Arrived on: Merchantman
Ship Arrival Year: 1863

Tickets and Pardons

Ticket of Leave

Date: 16/11/1863

Conditional Pardon


Certificate of Freedom


British Details

Relationship Status: Single
Number of Children:
Occupation: Labourer
Literacy: Literate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Place of Conviction: Hamilton, Bermuda, West Indies and Gloucester, England.
Details of Crime: ( 1 )Shop Breaking/Theft & ( 2 ) Burglary with Violence. ( 1 ) Sentenced to 20 years Transportation and ( 2 ) Sentenced to 4 years Transportation. Noted Previous Convictions.

Western Australia Work Details

Western Australia Work Locations: Quindalup, York & Guildford Roads.
Employment Types: Labourer.

Western Australian Re-Convictions


Details of Crime


Additional Information

Escaped from Quindalup Saw Mill, Vasse on 25/03/1865. Arrested in Bombay, India in September 1865. Whilst Imprisoned in Bombay Gaol, he was incapacitated by falling off the Gaol Wall during an escape attempt. He spent time in the Gaol Hospital, before succeeding in an escape when being transferred from Bombay to Ceylon for transport to Australia. No further details are available for SPARROW, who is thought to have successfully returned to England. Refer Convict Biography " Three Convict Escapees to India ", by Irma WALTER on website Harvey History Online.