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Henry Barnsley

Henry Barnsley, one of 220 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 30 May 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Barnsley
Aliases: Barnsby
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th August, 1842
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 30th May, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 114
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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2018 wrote:

Henry BARNSLEY (or BARNSBY) was convicted at Stafford.  15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Waterloo’ 1842, however it was shipwrecked nr Cape Town, resulting in a huge loss of life of 143 persons. It is reported that the convicts were kept locked until the last moment. Some convicts were transported on per the ‘Cape Packet’.

Henry Barnsley/Barnaby recorded as “drowned 12 August 1842”.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Barnsby, date of death: 12th August, 1842 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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