b. 1807, d. 27 February 1884
George Waples Private in the 4th Kings Own, circa 1830. This is actually a portrait of one of the other men in his Regiment - Henry Watson - painted by Charles Dean.
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George Waples was born in 1807 in Northamptonshire.1,2
George Waples and Amelia Carlisle
were married on 28 September 1835 at St John's Church in Sydney. C of E||George was described as a Private, 4th Regiment. Presumably that is why the consent of Lt Colonel Breton is recorded. Amelia is described as Free, aged 21 years. Both signed with a mark (although the witnesses signed their names).3,4,1
George Waples immigrated on 13 November 1831 to Hobart, NSW, Australia. convict ship "Strathfieldsay"||George probably did not intend to immigrate when he arrived in Australia as a convict guard. In fact, he never left Australia after arriving here.3
- George Waples was employed by as in Bulli, NSW, Australia, in 1837.3
George Waples signed a will on 20 July 1880 in Mount Kembla, NSW, Australia. ||Everything (chiefly his 50 acre farm) was left to his sons David and Joseph.5
He died on 27 February 1884 at age ~77 in Mount Kembla. paralysis||He was aged 77 years1,5
He had his estate probated on 9 April 1884 in Australia.5
- [S395] Death Certificate, George Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1884 No 10220.
- [S994] "The Waples Roadblock", 2019, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW), Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
- [S301] Selina Ann Waples, Illawarra Mercury, 28 December 1982.
- [S318] Marriage Certificate, George Waples and Amelia Carlisle, 28 September 1835, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 19 No 1117.
- [S396] George Waples will (9 Apr 1884), Will: George Waples 9662 in 1884, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Waples, George.