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Henry Anscombe

Henry Anscomb, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Anscombe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 21st September, 1873
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 140 - Medical surgeon journal - Uk National Archives ADM 101/71/6
Source description: 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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Harley Parker on 20th April, 2014 wrote:

Arrived in Williamstown, Port Phillip District of New South Wales on 9 Nay 1847

Harley Parker on 21st April, 2014 wrote:

Arrived in Williamstown on 6 May 1847

D Wong on 21st April, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey 5/2/1844:
HENRY ANSCOMB was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of Feb., 46 yards of mousseline-de-laine, value 50s.; the goods of Silvanus Partridge and another: and WILLIAM ANSCOMB and FRANCES ANSCOMB for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen. – found not guilty.

HENRY ANSCOMB, WILLIAM ANSCOMB , and FRANCES ANSCOMB were again indicted for feloniously receiving, of a certain evil disposed person, on the 4th April, 23 yards of mouslin-de-laine, value 25s., the property of Silvanus Partridge and another, knowing it to have been stolen.

HENRY ANSCOMB*— GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.
FRANCES ANSCOMB— GUILTY.—Recommended to mercy.
Confined Four Months.
WILLIAM ANSCOMB— NOT GUILTY.

Henry was listed as 16 when convicted and arrived as an exile (although he is not listed on the NSW Convict Government records).

Henry’s parents were William and Frances Giles.
1868: Married Elizabeth Pert.

25/6/1870: Licencee of the Maryborough Hotel – fined for selling liquor on Sunday, and again on 7/2/1871.

4/10/1873: The Australasian, Melbourne:
The body of a man, found In the Gardiner’s Creek, Toorak, on the 21st ult., has since the inquest been identified by his wife Mrs.  Anscombe, living at No. 20 Dover-street, Richmond, as that of her husband, Henry Anscombe.  At the inquest an open verdict of found drowned was returned.

Convict Changes History

Harley Parker on 20th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 140 - Medical surgeon journal - Uk National Archives ADM 101/71/6 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number H

Harley Parker on 21st April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 140 - Medical surgeon journal - Uk National Archives ADM 101/71/6 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number

D Wong on 21st April, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Anscomb, crime

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