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George Waples

b. 1807, d. 27 February 1884

Person Exhibits

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.

Detailed biography

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Family surname

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George Waples was born in 1807 in Northamptonshire.1,2 He witnessed the baptism of Susannah Waples on 19 August 1855. C of E||3,4


FatherWilliam Walpole
MotherElizabeth Haseldine (b. circa 1780)

Family life

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).5,6,1

Children with Amelia Carlisle (b. 29 January 1813, d. 2 June 1876)

DaughterMary Ann Waples (b. about 1836)
SonJames Waples (b. about 1840)
SonJohn Waples+ (b. about 1842)
DaughterEmma Waples (b. about 1846)
DaughterElizabeth Waples (b. about 1848)
SonRichard Waples (b. about 1853)
DaughterSusannah Waples+ (b. 4 May 1855, d. 30 July 1927)
SonJoseph Waples (b. about 1858, d. 8 April 1899)
SonDavid Waples (b. about 1861, d. 19 April 1888)

Residence information

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.5

Working life

  • George Waples was employed as a on 1 June 1827 in London, England.
  • He was employed by as in September 1835.6
  • He was mlt discharge in 1837 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Kings Owns 4th Regiment||purchased his freedom for £15||According to an article in the Illawarra Mercury on 28 December 1982, "When the regiment sailed for Madras, India, in 1837, George bought his freedom for £15."5
  • He was employed by as in Bulli, NSW, Australia, in 1837.5
  • He purchased his discharge from the 4th Regiment of Foot for 15 pounds in Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 31 July 1837.


George Waples witnessed the death of Amelia Carlisle on 2 June 1876. from paralysis||She was survived by her husband, George, 5 sons and 4 daughters and was predeceased by 5 sons7,8,9 He 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.10 He died on 27 February 1884 at age ~77 in Mount Kembla. paralysis||He was aged 77 years1,10 He had his estate probated on 9 April 1884 in Australia.10


There is a memorial to George Waples at St Lukes Anglican Church Cemetery in Brownsville, NSW, Australia. Follow this link for information and images of his memorial.


  1. [S395] Death Certificate, George Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1884 No 10220.
  2. [S994] "The Waples Roadblock", 2019, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S284] Baptismal Record: Waples, Susannah, Vol 42, (19 August 1855), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages
  4. [S418] Unknown, editor, Illawarra Pioneers Pre-1900 (PO Box 310 Wollongong NSW 2520: Illawarra Family History Group Inc, 1988)
  5. [S301] Selina Ann Waples, Illawarra Mercury, 28 December 1982.
  6. [S318] Marriage Certificate, George Waples and Amelia Carlisle, 28 September 1835, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 19 No 1117.
  7. [S352] Death Certificate, Amelia Waples, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1876 1138.
  8. [S409] Thomas Gordon, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p161.
  9. [S518] Carlisle William, Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record, p62.
  10. [S396] George Waples will (9 Apr 1884), Will: George Waples 9662 in 1884, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Waples, George.
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ContextCh Fleming forebears
Ch forebears
Pedigree Waples
Waples clan
Last Edited21 August 2022