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Henry Blake

Henry Blake, one of 198 convicts transported on the Camden, 21 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Blake
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Camden
Departure date: 21st March, 1831
Arrival date: 25th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 197 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 62
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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Diane on 30th January, 2013 wrote:

Henry Blake received his Ticket of Leave No. 40/1365 on 3 june 1840.  Issued at Goulburn River.  Informaton on TOL:
Name:  Henry Blake
Ship:  Camden
Master:  Fulcher
Year:  1831
Native Place:  Surry (Surrey)
Trade or Calling:  Servant
Place of Trial:  Middlesex G.D.
Date of Trial:  16 September 1830
Sentence:  14 years
Year of Birth:  1813
Height: 5ft 5inches
Complexion:  Ruddy
Hair:  Brown
Eyes:  Hazel
General Remarks:  O,inside right arm
Allowed to remain in the District of : Port Phillip
On recommendation of: do (Port Phillip) Bench,
Dated: Jany(?) 1840
It is as yet unproven beyond doubt, but it is believed that Henry Blake married on the 26th December 1842 at St James Church, Melbourne, Victoria to Martha Lever (Leaver).
Vic Reg 4670, NSW Reg: V184298726C
Permission to marry has not been found.
Henry Blake and Martha Lever had the following children:
John - b. 5/6/1843, bap 25/6/1843 St James, Melb
Charles - b. 14/1/1845, bap 24/1/1845 St James
Mary - b. c1850 - d. 3/7/1923 Yarraville. m. 1876 George Price
William - b. abt 1851-56
Annie/Ann - b. c1857 Flemington - d. 24/4/1947 Numurkah, Vic.  m. (1) 1886 Alfred Jonson, (2) 1894 Henry Hall.
Thomas - 14/11/1858 Flemington, Vic
No death record has been foune for Henry Blake.
Wife Martha died 6/2/1865 Hospital, Melbourne, Vic.  Her death record indicated that Henry was still living.  Reg #1895/1965
Occupations in Victoria: Brickmaker, Labourer.
Contact: Diane defect @ lizzy.com.au

Convict Changes History

Diane on 30th January, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

Diane on 30th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813, occupation

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