|George Henry Grass Searcy|
15 January 1855|
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Died||6 January 1927
Rose Park, South Australia, Australia
|Resting place||Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, South Australia, Australia|
|Children||Frederick Henry Searcy (1878–1948), Herbert Leslie Searcy (1884–1967), Arthur Algernon George Searcy (1888–1914)|
|Parent(s)||Frederick Searcy and Dinah formerly Simmons nee Grass|
|Relatives||Alfred Searcy and Arthur Searcy, first cousins|
George Henry Grass Searcy (15 January 1855 to 6 January 1927) was an Australian sportsman, sports official and accountant.
He was born on 15 January 1855 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, the son of Frederick Searcy and Dinah formerly Simmons née Grass. His father, and uncle William, had arrived at Port Adelaide on 3 September 1849, on the ship Louisa Baillie .
George married Eleanor Fox, daughter of Henry Fox on 16 October 1877 at St Marys English Church, Hotham, Victoria, Australia.
George and Eleanor had three sons.
He was active in the South Australian Liberal Federation, and acted as their accountant for 12 years, and was also being involved in a number of community orgaisations. He served as auditor to the Kensington and Norwood Corporation for 37 years.
He worked as a cashier and accountant.
He was convicted of fraud on his employer, the Metropolitan Building Society (Melbourne) in 1882 and sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Searcy was a prominent sportsman, on the cricket and Australian Rules Football playing fields, and later as an official, he was associated with the:
- East Melbourne Cricket Club, and was a fine bowler;
- in South Australia the North Adelaide Cricket Club and played for several years
- He was a cricket umpire and was cricket Test match umpire in international matches for Maclaren's team, between Australia and England in Adelaide on 11 January to 15 January 1895, standing with 'Dimboola' Jim Phillips. Australia won by a comfortable 382 runs, with Albert Trott taking 8 wickets for 43 runs in an innings and scoring 110 runs without dismissal on debut.
- He played for the Norwood Football Club and was for a time secretary, and was made a life member. He was also a delegate to the South Australian Football League.
- "OBITUARY.". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 8 January 1927. p. 11. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 5 September 1849. p. 3. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "Family Notices.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 20 October 1877. p. 1. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "No Title.". The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918) (Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 February 1882. p. 2. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- Norwood Football Club: Life Members 1878-2009 accessed 5 October 2015