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Henry Alphan, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
26th January, 1832
8th June, 1832
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 260
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 26th February, 2013 wrote:
Henry Alphen (as recorded in most records) was 14 years old when indicted for stealing 9 gold rings, 1 eye glass and 11 brooches belonging to Anthony Assereti, in his dwelling house.
Henry was sentenced to death, but when eight people testified to his good character, they commuted his sentence to life.
29/8/1832: Henry told the Muster Clerk that he was 17 when he arrived and he was assigned to Alexander Flood, who returned him to the government, after deciding he was a useless station hand.
1837: Age 21, was assigned to R Lynch in Sydney.
1840: TOL Scone
1842: Married Ellen O’Donnell (daughter of Hugh O’Donnell and born in the colony).
28/2/1842: TOL Passport - On the application of Mr Leslie, for whom he was working for as a stockman. Leslie was moving to the Darling Downs and wanted Henry to go with him. There was another TOL Passport again on 8/2/47, also applied for by Leslie.
Henry and Ellen had about 4 children born in Queensland and they were living in the Ipswich area. Ellen died in 1869 in QLD.
In 1847, while working as a stockman, Henry re-discovered Spicer’s gap, this was near Cunningham’s Gap discovered in the 20’s by Allan Cunningham who also saw Spicer’s Gap but did’nt use it. Henry used it to get cattle through the gap because it was easier than the Cunningham one.
Henry received a reward from the Government and built the Woolpack Inn at Spicer’s Gap in 1847 and then sold it to William Jubb, who occupied it from 1850-59.
No date of death for Henry found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th February, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, alias2, date of birth 1817, gender, occupation, crime