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Henry Barton, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Somerset, England Gaol Registers(South West Heritage Trust; Taunton, Somerset; Ref.No. Q/AGI/14/6). England & Wales Criminal Registers (Class: HO 27/68; Page: 76). Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 294
||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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McElroy on 14th December, 2019 wrote:
I have found he was stationed at Circular Head (Stanley) in Tasmania in 1845, where he got in a fight with fellow convict Charles West….CW got hard labour in Chains for the crime.
Iris Dunne on 14th December, 2019 wrote:
Criminal Registers: Aged 21, Crime Embezzlement, before convicted of Felony (previous crime at age 18, Stealing a great coat of William Miles, admission 23 March 1839 to Ilchester Gaol, Somerset, discharged 25 May.)
Ilchester Gaol, Trade Labourer, Offence “Embezzling the sum of Four Pounds the property of Master John Gregory.”
Conduct Record: Tried 24 Oct 1842, Protestant, can read, Transported for Embezzlement, Aged 21, Trade Ostler, Single, Free Cert. 25 Nov. 1851
Maureen Withey on 14th December, 2019 wrote:
Convict Indent: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-22$init=CON14-1-22p12 https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-22$init=CON14-1-22p13
9510. Henry Barton,age 21, can read only, single. Offence- Receiving £4 of my master’s money and not returning it. Mr Gregory, a publican at Wesson. 14 days for vagrancy, 2 mos for a coat. Surgeon’s report: good, trade- groom, native place - Tiverton, F(ather) Stephen at Wesson, M(other) Mary, B(rothers) Thos, Wm, S(isters) May Ann & Ja? a? Marine?
Convict Changes History
Iris Dunne on 14th December, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Somerset, England Gaol Registers(South West Heritage Trust; Taunton, Somerset; Ref.No. Q/AGI/14/6). England & Wales Criminal Registers (Class: HO 27/68; Page: 76). Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and