George Rope was born 28 May 1824 in Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia to John Rope (1795-1845) and Maria Field (1801-1842) and died 7 December 1875 in Mudgee Gaol, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia of hanging. He married Margaret Behan (1831-1855) 5 April 1853 in Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia, the United Kingdom.

He was hanged for shooting dead the wife of his brother, Robert Rope (1821-1892).


Offspring of George Rope and Margaret Behan (1831-1855)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Rope (1854-1854)
John Thomas Rope (1855-1855)
Matilda Rope (1856-1938) 22 March 1856 Oakfield, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 7 September 1938 Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia James William Honeysett (1849-1934)

Henry Rope (1858-1909)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V182441 155/1824
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 7848/1875

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